For me, the point of departure in our understanding of space is the myth of Ariadne, Theseus and the labyrinth. The labyrinth is the dominant power's defensive mechanism. Nobody can unlock the spatial secrets of the king's maze; nobody can escape the Minotaur. Only Ariadne, a woman, can guide one out of the labyrinth and thus out of the king's dominance. Ariadne possesses the answer to the labyrinth's secret: a spool of thread. This rational and most domestic tool proves Theseus' might useless. In a heroic world where power comes first, Ariadne's ability to use her mind renders her dangerous. She is abandoned on the secluded space of the island of Naxos. I propose to explore the inherent qualities I perceive in fe-male space through visual metaphors applied in an installation prepared specifically for this conference. The installation will use the symposium papers as a springboard for further explorations into ucharted territories. The space is approached first through the ante-chamber, which then leads to the chamber, and finally the exit. The overall space requirement is approximately 15 square meters. Flexible divisions within this space, provided by the artist, define the sequence of passages. The ante-chamber is sparse; it defines space through elementary spatial division, preparing the passage to a more complex interior. The chamber is saturated with indecipherable signals and elements of spatial illusion created by the use of mirrors and other light-reflective surfaces. The ante-chamber represents the intersection between public and private space, between the outside world and the cerebral world. The chamber is a metaphor for a vault of information, written in code. Words remain indecipherable unless one possesses Ariadne's key. The key will be there, but the spectator has to find it and use it. The form and the layout of the installation will be determined by the specific parameters of the allotted space.