Healthy Body. Nourished Mind
Ana Andra & Dorota Gaweda
Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, 2014
swallowing down the crystalized blend of thought in salt rivers, you learn to spell mne·mos·y·ne, the name of greek goddess of memory, mother of the muses.
what you see is a precipitation of:
layers of 14 mm crepe de chine seide silk in rot
a sphere so close to your aging skin.
an infrared blanket, a secret to your beauty, employed to help you fight the poisons & carcinogenic heavy metals, toxic substances from food processing, lactic acid, free fatty acids, and subcutaneous fat associated with aging and fatigue, excess sodium associated with hypertension & uric acid which causes pain synthetic and nearly plastic crop of a body a kaleidoscopic spinning of filmic perfection, a step-to-step guide to slimming salted rims, ridges of skin transforming into plastic, odorless quartz kisses, us becoming perfect strangers to one another: colorless existences, indifferent presences, without depth. At the same time, none of this would be apparent if we were not completely intimate in this strangeness. served with rosy young girl’s tears. the thought that crawls under your skin is: the erratic pace of your developmental growth, your ageing and degeneration, your bursts of energy and exhaustion only serve to remind you of the profound difference between your bodily self and the accelerating machines and systems we have built to serve, replace or annihilate them. waking up from fraudulent completeness, esoteric arrogance of the classic subject, this is not a gendered drink or a gendered show, this might be you as blooms, and those tears might be the ones of bloom. faced with a condition that is irreversible, you observe this entropic equation between the enjoyment of life and waste. the luxury is the opposite to watse, and yes, both of them are equally useless. a western ideal, of course. that opposite to wabi ideal of beauty never to fade, beauty in impermanence, in those things whose form has long since deteriorated. you layer your thought as warburgian eelsoup .net ooops (when you have a spare minute, you watch this internet shock video that shows an artistic experiment performed in japan during the late 1990s) you think of the fundamentals to the modern condition – the sense in which, the more the world is transformed by the forces and effects of technological development, the more your body is exposed as a frail animal. the practices and policies through which powers of society regulate the human body. fixated on a certain social role in order to survive, you curate your body, change of thumbnail size and shape. one does not truly liberate oneself from something except by re-appropriating that with which one liberates oneself.
so what is
the way out of the bloom?
text: Egle Kulbokaite