The Darkness of the Hag: Chapter Nine of HAG

 

The Hag emerges from the darkness. She slinks alongside a wall, next to a mirror. She dances in her strange shoes, her silk stockings. It is in the darkness, she says, the darkness, where you will at last find the truth...

The HAG movie, I saw, was coming to an end. In Aguascalientes, I met Jacqueline, and used her to evoke the final pieces of the movie. In California, I used several friends—Thea, Ava, Leia—to shoot segments of the Hag's story. This chapter was meant to be a kind of summing up. The Lola Trilogy, and especially Hag, was designed to evoke the muse and increase my understanding of her nature. What had a learned? I had accumulated images, sounds, actions. But the understanding she offers, it seemed to me, was not an intellectual exercise. She is no patient on an analyst's couch, no bacterium under a microscope. The understanding she offers is visceral, not cerebral. I am left in a relationship with the muse that is uneasy, confusing, erratic, and inescapable....

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