Margarita Louca

Empty Eternities

Video, on loop

“There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought –a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!”
– Mark Twain

The subjects in the images would be considered fallen women, prostitutes and drug addicts booked for various offenses, much like those seen at St Philip’s during it’s incarnation as a clinic treating venereal disease. Officially, it was never meant to service women ‘of a very depraved class’, such was the koan of St Philips.

Margarita Louca is a freelance imagemaker and video artist based in London.

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