Solo Exhibition Review "Dismantled Acts," Ferenczy Museum Szentendre, Budapest, February 18, 2016.
"Bear in mind that the root of the Latin origin of “humiliate” is “humus,” i.e. the ground: to humiliate someone is to bring them down to the ground, to trample them in the mud. So this is how the nymphs of the Rhine treat miserable, ugly, love-hungry Alberich, and Madeline Stillwell — who also performs his role, as she rolls about in the mud, the filth of Alberich’s mortification, which is also the mud of the construction site, as well as of her own performance.
...Nobody likes to be treated like a bag of dirt.
...Considering that according to Environmental Science & Technology, the publication of the American Chemical Society, millions of dollars’ worth of gold could be extracted annually, with the appropriate technology, from the sludge of industrial and public sewage in every major city, we must acknowledge that the solution suggested by Madeline Stillwell/Alberich, wherein the yellow mud—or should I say, shit—is turned into gold, is not all that far-fetched.
...Freud reportedly experienced his expeditions into the psyche, like so many descents into the dark netherworld of the unconscious, as a journey into the belly of a mountain, where he was just as likely to find gold as filth and mud."