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B.O.D.Y. - the second skin
– Memory in the body
The photo shooting for the project "Sensation of Motion in Time" and my relationship with her.
The idea of the photography for this project is not an image that consists of the relationship between the photographer and the model, nor is it a show of the relationship between the artistic director and the performer. Actually, it was for projecting the parts of her body onto her real body in the performance "Sensation of Motion in Time".
The aim of this artistic act was that I wanted to activate her motivation and artistic sense for a horizontal and creative relationship between me and her. – Free will and autonomy in the art thorugh the aesthetic experience from own body
All I found on her skin was the scar on her back.
Scars, that she could never see on her own
Childhood beating scars
The scars were also smaller and less noticeable.
Small scars that no one can see
I asked her about this scar...
About her memory in her body
Is pain to be forgotten, like a wound that has gone unseen?
Ugliness in memory,
I think it's a wound.
I think it's a feeling that grows in a relationship.
Ear and Lip
– A sensory love story
When she whispered in her ear,
I looked at their smiling faces.
As she gestured with her clumsy hand for lending her ear,
I was sawing their happy faces.
Her lips whispered faintly – touching her ears or not – they were smiling
I kept staring at their s tempo, their faint whispers, and their happy smiles.
As I watched their ears and lips act,
I realized it was their act of love.
For me, she and her clumsy movements, their breathing and their happy smile were art of movement and sound.
Their act of love happened in a corner of the theater company's rehearsal room.
Their act of love by the sunny window, that was a moment of happiness that they could spend together. – Ears and Lips
Even each other's sighs were words of love
Ear and lip, lip and ear,
Lip to lip
Lip and lip overlap
It was be invisible, that they were sitting in wheelchairs
They stared at each other,
and time stopped – stillness
breath and heartbeat
Everything was out of sight – stillness
Even their disability – be invisible
In the place also,
Their age, gender, nationality,
Everything was be invisible.
As time goes by,
Their breath and heartbeats melted.
They were be visible.
– Near and far of approximately 1 square centimeter in circumference
When the world of light and shadow on the surface of the foucing on around one-square centimeter of the body was converted into actual proportions by a slide projector and we saw its projected world –It was so sensual that it surpassed the image of the body–that gave us a new sentence on 'body'. Thereby my question was on 'naturality' of our own body, whether it consists of 'hehaiver' or 'sensour' by the body?
In the natural science of mankind in the 21st century, research on the neurocognition rather focuses on the latter "sensory perception" and human evolution.
The reference Understanding Human Cognitive Uniqueness:
“Humanity has regarded itself as intellectually superior to other species for millennia, yet human cognitive uniqueness remains poorly understood. Here, we evaluate candidate traits plausibly underlying our distinctive cognition (including mental time travel, tool use, problem solving, social cognition, and communication) as well as domain generality, and we consider how human cognitive uniqueness may have evolved.“
Allthough, there is a limit to the visual acuity that we human beings can confirm by "seeing".
In the world of the micro body, I sympathized with the memory of the body. When I explored that theme more deeply, I learned that it is the memory of DNA. Scars are engraved in the memory of DNA along with recovery. Mental wounds can be unraveled through healing. I think that "forgetting" like a reset in the brain is also healing.
Immasion into noise of a macro photographic world which I mention; there is also a construction of light and shadow on the surface of one- centimeter.
After 20 years later, my consideration is overlapped in the thesis “Immersion Into Noise" (2011) of Joseph Nechvatal through my artwork B.O.D.Y. - the second skin (2023) today.
The light and its projection–so-called 'reflection'–what is it? Thereby, I explore additional questions to the thesis “Immersion Into Noise” (2011) of Joseph Nechvatal, which is the question for the philosophical reflection by Joseph Nechvatal. Therefore, instead of solving problems, I suggest an artistic methodology for the questions and a methodological way as a creative act in art, and in their context of humanity.
In the project Sensation of Body in Time II (in the program of the Exhibition „Der (im-)perfekte Mensch”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, 2002), the events that took place during the production of this piece go from a small scar on the back of one of the disabled performers to the story of her childhood abuse from her father. It was happened by the photographic property of 'documentary'.
She received the therapy and was cared by a therapist, I supported and mentored her performing for the audience–for dealing with the audience for her first performing at the museum.