In Heartburner, Malvina's body of works took form through a poetic research in stories of the Myconian uncanny, constantly renewing and revising their content and meaning. She turned her focus on the legacy of acts that now seem beyond the limits of the imaginable.
In the winter of 1701, French botanist and traveller Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, while on the island of Mykonos, witnessed the exhumation of a suspected vampire (vrikolakas) by the locals. Once the heart of the corpse was extracted, the body was burned so as to be purified. The act, recorded by Pitton, was later published in his work “Relation d’ un voyage du Levant”.By revisiting the island’s past and through the descriptions of these Myconian rituals in Pitton’s book, the artist created a series of wax sculptures that form a link with the primordial superstitions of the local community.
Solo Show: 2017 Heartburner