The Worship of Kraken and Other Mythological Entities

Artist Jay Johnson
Curator Elena Juzulenaite

There was a prison made entirely out of old furniture and things nailed together into
walls, ceilings and floor. A beautiful young woman lived in this jail. She had a brother who was there
too. Her brother was an old, grey-haired man. His cell was distant from other inmates. One day he
died. His body was lying on the floor made out of window frames, fridge doors and a TV set. His
sister was kneeling and crying next to him. There were two guards. They were talking to each other:
“I forgot that there was someone in this cell”. Then they found a plant sitting on the window sill. The
plant was black and shiny. Instead of daylight it grew only in the moonlight. It did not look like a
normal plant. Then everyone found out, that the old man was an alchemist and the plant was
supposed help him to escape from the prison.

The Worship of Kraken and Other Mythological Entities, 2014. Installation consisting of 7 prints,
candles, praying mats, a projection with the text.

The Worship of Kraken and Other Mythological Entities

Artist Jay Johnson
Curator Elena Juzulenaite

There was a prison made entirely out of old furniture and things nailed together into
walls, ceilings and floor. A beautiful young woman lived in this jail. She had a brother who was there
too. Her brother was an old, grey-haired man. His cell was distant from other inmates. One day he
died. His body was lying on the floor made out of window frames, fridge doors and a TV set. His
sister was kneeling and crying next to him. There were two guards. They were talking to each other:
“I forgot that there was someone in this cell”. Then they found a plant sitting on the window sill. The
plant was black and shiny. Instead of daylight it grew only in the moonlight. It did not look like a
normal plant. Then everyone found out, that the old man was an alchemist and the plant was
supposed help him to escape from the prison.

The Worship of Kraken and Other Mythological Entities, 2014. Installation consisting of 7 prints,
candles, praying mats, a projection with the text.