Safe Haven, 2015, video
Safe Haven II, 2015, video
Safe Haven is a multimedia project following the intimate relationship between Lea and Ludvik through photography and video. When the couple started their romance the exploration of fetishism and BDSM practices through the camera became their distinctive way of entering the world of their complex sexuality. The foundation of their artistic practice derives from sexual fetishism, BDSM scene and the slasher film, a sub-genre of the horror film. Dissecting the aforementioned foundations gender roles, Lealudvik present their world from a male and female perspective, both Ludvik and Lea take parts as the victim and the perpetrator, where the male gaze is dominant and female gaze is usually the submissive one. Lealudvik’s manifestation of affection for each other is displayed through the act of violence, horror, pleasure and pain, which strengthens their love.
The video was exhibited as part of the Biennial of Independents and the Sonica Festival (MoTA point) at a solo exhibition in Bunker (Argentine Park, Ljubljana) in 2015.