John Stathatos: Scapegoat / Γιάννης Σταθάτος: Αποδιοπομπαίος Τράγος (2010)

"Pentheus is made the scapegoat. The scapegoat is a surrogate who must be made to resemble the One whom he has replaced; in an ancient ritual a ram led to sacrifice had his horns gilded and a wreath hung around his neck. The scapegoat is the image of the One to whom he is sacrificed. The ritual is a repetition of divine sacrifice. Pentheus is torn to pieces because the Other had also been torn to pieces."
                                                                                                                                                                                              Jan Kott, The Eating of the Gods (1970)

Single image produced for the exhibition "Theophagy", curated by Penelope Petsini at the Municipality of Athens Cultural Centre, May 2010

Chromogenic print from digital negative on aluminium, 60 x 90 cm