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Against Embodiment: Anti-Human Garbage in a forest of Nihil

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Against Embodiment: Anti-Human Garbage in a forest of Nihil

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Against Embodiment: A...

A dense kinetic installation built from local rubbish was brought to life by strings and collaborative interventions with the audience and Cascadian puppeteer enormousface. The work questioned the isolate permeability of the [human] body, its contexts, and its waste.

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“Nothing Exists: She is the Ontological Mother. “
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2023
Performance

Against Embodiment: Anti-Human Garbage in a forest of Nihil

“Against Embodiment: Anti-Human Garbage in a forest of Nihil,” an installation by artist enormousface, was a collaborative project that transformed discarded objects into entities that seemingly rebelled against human embodiment. The installation brought to life an array of trashed utilities, creating a vivid expression of resistance against the conventional centrality of humans as the primary bearers of meaning.

The installation challenged the disenchantment of the world caused by the implicit prioritization of homo sapiens and their experiences. It highlighted the existence of an underclass of ‘Abjects’ — objects and entities disregarded and deemed useless, floating in their own disembodied, unpersoned state of redundancy. This creative endeavor sought to imbue these spectral entities with a tangible corporeality, capturing the poignant pathos of their absence and overlooked existence.

enormousface’s installation stood as a powerful commentary on the human-centric worldview, questioning the traditional hierarchies of significance and inviting viewers to reconsider the value and presence of the non-human in the everyday world.

 

Photography by Robyn Jordaan

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