Quays ‘Through the Weeping Glass’ Inspiration

As a follower of the Brothers Quay I have done extensive research into their works and influence within surrealism and the uncanny. It was a given that I would include one of their films as inspiration, but ‘Through the weeping Glass’ fit the bill perfectly. As I have already established a preference for the ‘old and forgotten’ aesthetic, their piece created for the Mutter Museum documents the collection of medical books, instruments and anomalies on display, some dating back over hundreds of years. The film relates most to the Castration Complex concept, although not, in this case, entirely to do with the loss of the eyes. The film showcases instruments intended to remove and dis-form the human body in countless unbelievable and disturbing ways.

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