Elementary Forces 5

 

“I welcome the dead into my soul” is a quote from Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell (2009). This line is chanted during a séance that is meant to call the demon Lamia into the body of the medium. The quote in Elementary Forces 5 is meant to conjure up the idea of ancestor worship, the embrace of tradition, and the personification of the past in the present via the body. It is also a reference to a movie where a couple from Los Angeles is trying to go on vacation in Santa Barbara, the city where I currently live.

 

E.A.B. 2/23/12