about the gateway

our gateway features model
eva herzigova in a spread by RANKIN from
a cutting-edge fashion site covered
here in german vogue. rankin's camera
inverts the traditional EVE/SNAKE {Devil},
docile/agressor, female/male binary, inviting
us to rethink traditional gendered figuration--
an evocation of freud's views of ZOE and his
own, curious, subservience to Jensen's female
conjuration in GRADIVA. rival phalli in conflict,
the hegemony of the 'snake' falls victim to the
re-imaged tongue of the female "other."