Brunhilde melts into her horse
A photographic series that imagines the aftermath of German warrior princess Brunhilde, a valkerie, who rides her horse into the flames at the end of Richard Wagner’s tragic 16 hour opera, The Ring Cycle, 1876, dramatically saving Germany… and the audience. Why does tragic opera always kill off its fabulous heroines in the final scenes? In this scenario, I imagine the valkerie melting into her horse.
Julia Featherstone, Brunhilde reaches for her horse, 2006
Julia Featherstone, Brunhilde melts into her horse, 2006
Julia Featherstone, Brunhilde after the opera, 2006