Dark Angels / Bright Devils ~ Archaeology of desire
~ Adrien Sina 2004
Dark Angels / Bright Devils. Feathers tattooed on a girls' shoulder: a memory of angels' wings. Gothic lives, not as broken treasures accumulated within museum vaults, but as a universal youth culture where a dark language speaks love, rebellion and romantic desire cloaked in black. The crucifix has acquired other rituals, a semantic field in which it speaks to its inverted other; the monks who calligraphed and decorated coloured manuscripts scripts were tormented by the devil with sexual visions; his work and theirs lives again today on the skin. 

© Adrien Sina