transformation of the larva into an adult, is a more or less complicated
process depending on the degree of difference between the two forms. The
transformation may be gradual, extend over a long period, and involve a number
of intermediate stages; alternatively, the transformation may be achieved in
one step. In the latter case, especially if the difference between the larva
and adult is great, large parts of the body of the larva, including all the
specifically larval organs, disintegrate.
When I experienced Füseli’s
painting 'The Nightmare' I asked myself how it should feel to sit on someone,
very ‘peaceful’ like the Incubus figure and last but not least to look at the
spectator in a shameless way.
When I visited the
nocturnal animal stay at the Zoo, I searched for the little night-animals with
their large dark eyes. At first I didn’t see one but suddenly I saw all the
eyes staring at me. I felt ashamed immediately.
When I sat on the black
NYMPH as the Incubus to experience the transformation, the first thing to do was
to deny the spectator and go to sleep as a night animal. This was the only
attitude to search for meaning.