With a two-channel video work and installation, the show explores the ever pervasive mythology of the witch. Today, when identity has a growing position in our political imagination, the enchanted figure is at once an icon of the politicised body, a symbol of patriarchal power accumulation, and a point of fascination for a renewed popular interest in mysticism and belief systems.
The Worst Witch offers a window into these themes, inviting the visitor to consider the witch as contemporary folk hero. As Shoot The Lobster director Ebony L. Haynes writes: “Even the worst witch will never really leave you hanging because there is too much power wielded in being the bigger person […] She gains power when she loves herself and all of her witchiness – even when it makes her feel like an Other, like the worst of those who surround her.”**
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