A photograph sealed under plexiglass and mounted (1m x 1m). The image is of a board game Snakes and Ladders, with an English text around the edges:
1996 Jacob’s Ladder — a Cybersexual Parable Tanya Ury (D)
Insurance value 2,500 Euros
Jacob’s Ladder – a collection of works:
- Roman Svastika
- Tantric Snakes and Ladders
- Jacob’s Ladder – a Cybersexual Parable
- Franco and Elke J.
- Fashion Victim
- Barbie and Klaus
- Jacob’s Ladder
- Swastikas and Stars
- Blind Spot
- Red Hot Pokers
- Transcending the Ladder
- Jack the Ladder
Snakes and Ladders is a popular family game that relies on chance, in this case the throw of a dice. When it was originally devised Snakes and Ladders was a morality game with virtues in the shape of ladders, allowing the players to reach heaven quickly, while the vices, in the shape of snakes, forced the player back down. The complex prose text by Ury around the edges of the photograph, describes a virtual-reality contest that develops into a fight to the death.
“Jack gets to grips with her/me.
‘What’s your game angel; you want to tussle with me, what’s your stigma? A heavenly body? I’ll rip off your duel identity Jill, incorporate it, get under your skin, play rough, find you out. I’ll shoot you till the earth moves in cyber space.’ ”
Extract from Jacob’s Ladder — a Cybersexual Parable
2002 Jacob’s Ladder (solo), Hochbunker Cologne-Ehrenfeld (9th Nov. 2002 Cologne’s Long Museum’s Night) (D)
Publications & Press
2011 (9.5.) Presentation of the exhibition Jacob’s Ladder mentioned in the Veedel (Neighbourhood) Website: “Hochbunker Körnerstraße: Ein besonderer Ort für besondere Kunst” (The Above Ground Bunker in Koerner Street: A Special Place for Special Art), by Jürgen Brock-Mildenberger 4veedel.de/ Cologne (D)