Janine Antoni

Host, 2008

Digital C-Print diptych, artist's frames

22 x 17 inches (55.88 x 43.18 cm) (each)

Framed: 25 3/8 x 18 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches (64.45 x 46.67 x 4.44 cm) (each)

Host is a diptych that focuses on the kitchen of a doll’s house where a spider has taken up residence. It explores a peculiar tension between hospitality and hunting. Antoni’s oversized body invades and is entrapped by the dollhouse. Drawn into relationship with the body of the spider through shifts in scale, Antoni casts herself in all the roles: the captor and the victim, the host and the guest.