Loving Strangers Swollen & Inflamed (2022)
Performance, 11 min.
Puppet and I are strangers.
So we are there, together with our conditioning about the stranger.
How can we relate to each other,
And to each other’s bodies?
On the narrow path for using the body for extraction,
Embodiment of violence and dominance assumes control.
Violation of the body in its internal and external spaces
If we mirror each other, can we borrow a vision to see ourselves,
And to deeply question the narrative about our essence?
Of our history, of what is asserted as inevitable.
Can we emphasize our choices in moving forward,
From body’s capability of inflicting harm,
To its infinite intelligence for healing.
And take this as the base to re-imagine