Sam Fox: TechnoCulturalBodySuit series 1-3 (2013)

  • ©, Sam Fox, TechnoCulturalBodySuit series 1-3 (2013)

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    TechnoCulturalBodySuit series 1-3 (2013)

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    Paper Mache, crystalline minerals, performance, video, latex bodysuit, vacuum cleaner, vegetable matter, performance, silicon, tumour casts, electronics, performance.

    “I died as violence and knew conceit
    I died as freedom and enjoyed great pleasure
    I fought for my body, and it died”                                                                                                          _Sufi Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

    TechnoCulturalBodySuits is a triptych of ethics, articulating different orientations toward the membrane; to be violated, endured & indulged and defended. Each TCBSuit references the violence of biological progression with the centrality of the human body in regards to cultural conceit and social-political mortality. A progressive polemic emerges from the competing & contradictory ethics while I argue for the dissolution of oppressive borders, while paradoxically supporting the same borders/barriers. The titles refer to the poem by Sufi Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, translating into English as ‘I Died as Mineral’.


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