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)
‘The permanence of experienced unity is not only impossible, it is aesthetically undesirable; for art requires the challenge of tension and disruptive novelty and rhythmic struggle of achievement and breakdown of order’
-Shusterman on Deway in Kagan’s Art and Sustainability, p 236
Wet, muddy holes are left behind the stones I took. Dirt on my trousers and a dark circle around a white-grey ash circle. The water is in my clothes, on the rock, in the air – an evaporated circle. Things only settle to be put back into chaos. I float in the water, liquid in my ear and a blue sky, it all seems peaceful…for a moment. I move on, next place, different elements, adapted and fail – fail again, adapt better. A tired body. A wet body. A breathing body. A moving body. A body covered in ash, sand, water and air. The wind blew gentle against my skin- moving me and the village produced noise. Machines and vehicles, bakring dogs, starring cows. Build a tower, a nest, a home, find a cave. Open your arms to the world, everywhere is fragile