Beatrice — To Hell and Back (2015)

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
— Dante Alighieri, Inferno (Canto III)

Beatrice – To Hell and Back (2015) is the second in a trio of multi-sensory installations dissecting human interaction, relationships and expectations. Beatrice is a facet of Kellems Dominik’s continuous exploration of her own emotional autobiography. An installation that delves through the traumatic layers of a modern story but with historical soul, this is a tale of insufficient and selfish love. Kellems Dominik turns the original plot on its head, allowing only one partner to shed the literal and metaphoric chains of hell to reach for the star. This saccharine installation is based on the concepts found in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and is inspired by the famed poet’s autobiography, La Vita Nuova (1295).

Series of Digital C prints with Gallery Plexiglas, 2015.