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Ariadne’s thread is a piece about the tension and blending of opposites. Ariadne represents pathos and logos, emotion and logic. In the homonym myth, Ariadne helps Theseus killing the Minotaur with the aid of a thread: symbol of life, logic and the fabric of existence. The labyrinth is an archetype, a metaphor for the journey to the deep centre of true self and the absence of self. The tension between the two resolves into a poetic blending of two beings into one. In the Metaverse, identity is bodiless and genderless: bodies are connected, woven together by a common digital, metaphysical thread.

Di Francesco Marta