Mothman at the Pyramids

mothmanFrom Liverpool performance artist Tony Knox (Mothman) who recently took a trip to Egypt…

Moth man at the pyramids

Through the history of human civilisation there has always been the hero born of Gods. Half human and half deity to imbue the ultimate in possible human existence. From the writings of Homer, Zeus and his many offspring, at times a show of gold in front of a mere mortal female only to find out she is impregnated. Similar, even in other religions and indeed Christianity, Mary, the mother of Jesus the Saviour, but the virgin.

mothmanIn the 21st Century, we have the liberties of erudition which provides the fundamentals of insight to make a discerning judgement, so these analogies of gods and semi-gods (half god and half human), may seem strange and naive, bordering on the ridiculous in terms of satirical rationale. However, we have to remember these where written in a different historical context and to convey something more. Through anecdotes, narratives and fables, these inscribed and orated to convey exemplar.

Tony Knox new live intervention at the pyramids, the inset fusion with human form to be omnipotent of inset and traditional between man to the character inspired by the insect the moth this homage to the ancients gods of Egypt, where Knox disrobed his casual ware to display the costume the location on the base of the pyramids the transformation to moth man was observed by bemused locals and tourists that where in a state of surprise to observe another wonder of the world.

Moth man places in context the human creature from ancient history to post modern society …. Where in reality the innate proclivities of the human creature have not changed, rather the parameters and their ability of intervention.


  1. This has echoes of the canon series of live interventions by Sweeney who I interviewed in 2003 for my Masters dissertation (I believe at some point she was previously and professionally affiliated with Knox). Her series followed live art of spatial canons, such are architectural, historical and art objects. If I remember rightly, the Brandenberg Gates, the Mona Lisa and Louvre, the MOMA, the Little Mermaid, and more, all iconic artefact and structures. It is good to know she has inspired him to take historical objects into live intervention and on the international realms …!!!!??? I wonder inspiration or …???

  2. Hello Diana

    Tony (Knox as you refer to him) was ‘professionally affiliated’ with me and I with him. We worked in close collaboration on several projects. We did and do have our independent practices, but it has to be rememebered all art has virtually be done before and artists do influence each other, indeed inspire. On the premise of innovation this is a difficult one for any artist, because if well researched they will discover everything has been done to death, so to speak, and much of the innovation in art eithr lies in two areas. Once concept and this is where I new edge is put on something or alternative to use new technological processes and the theories which surround this. Tony and Moth Man are a concept derived purely by him and a natural progression from his earlier work where he photographed wrestlers and used comic book references in his work. Please go to his website and you can read further into this.


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