Breath /Break is a series of work that carries a destructive element to it or as people have described it: self-destructive. One part of the series is an attempt to deal with set notions of self and the social tendency of singularising, territorialising and separation, such as identity, nationalism, career and ideas. In opposition I seek to highlight images made of diversity, fragility, temporary and unfolding processes. Thus breaking is about destroying fixed notions, which lies within our social tendencies and myself, yet it is also a destruction, which encourages transformation and processes of heterogenesis* as nothing is lost, only because it looses its form.
*Heterogenesity is an expression of desire, of becoming that is always in the process of adapting, transforming and modifying itself, in relation to its environment.’ (Felix Guattari)
‘as soon as breath exists, there are always two breathing’
– Peter Sloterdijk
The performance takes place in a flat and I place two glasses on the floor and go to the kitchen to find soap, water and sugar, from which I mix together. I dip a round shaped piece of metal into the mixture and create soap bubbles by blowing fragile structures into the flat, marking an ephemeral territory, lingering, dancing, and “pop” and merges with the air, transformed and vanishing, as bubbles do… The softness of the bubbles is replaced by a “clinging” sound of glass against glass. Repeatingly hitting each other – cheering – until they crack and shatter and fall to the floor like water drops from a bursting soap bubble