Dalí’s sensual shrine to his lover
CHARACTER VOICE OF DALI: [VERY SOFT] Gala, Galushska, Gradiva, Oliva, Oriueta, Suliueta” …
SFX: Mysterious music. Vaguely Russian.
Salvador Dalí was fascinated by dreams. And obsessed with his muse Gala Diakonova.
SFX: A match is lit.
The love of his life. He began making this sculpture soon after their life together began.
SFX: Shoes, clicking across marble. Stops. Walks again.
That’s her red shoe. Crowned by a gallows. For Dalí, Gala was like an addiction.
CHARACTER VOICE OF DALI:
[VERY SOFT] Gala, Gradiva, Oliva, …
Look at how he’s surrounded her shoe with sugar cubes. They’re fragile and crystalline and overpoweringly sweet.
SFX Dali Voice: Mmmm
See that one hanging by a thread? Dali said the sugar cube was supposed to descend into that cup below – and melt.
SFX: Sound of small object plunging into/liquid, then melting sound.
Then there’s that little tuft of hair. A photo of two lovers.
SFX Dali Voice: gasp
All of the objects here are familiar, but put together they transform into something strange…sensual. Dali’s shrine to the Gala of his imagination.
SFX: Dali Voice: Ahh….
SFX: Mysterious music fades
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