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Reflecting on readings of Slavoj Žižek's How to Read Lacan during WiSe 2020-21
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The work presents a praying position called ruku ( ركوع )
It is a question for me how our religious education forms our mindsets. Being disturbed by the hegemonic position of the so called west, which is presenting the islamic cultures always in a dominated perspective.
It’s the recreation of possible cultural coexistence that I’m interested in. Cultures are like a deforming cells always deforming and recreating themselves throughout different ages with each new generation. As we live a society of im and emigration. The gap between two cultures doesn’t have to be closed but accepted as such. As Francois Julien explained very clearly in his book, “there is no such thing as cultural identity”.
donggeon isu kim
[ synth-homme-trans-meet-her ]
site specific installation (drawings, electric circuit kits, light bulb, mirror), 2021, Donggeon Isu Kim
Lacan’s Graph of Desire is a circuit that never really functions. The disaccordance of the Real, the Symbolic and the Imaginary manifests more intensively in transgender experiences and is inscribed more distinctively on transgender bodies. Sinthome is the fourth ring of the Borromean knot that keeps one safe from psychosis. Act of describing has the potential for the reconciliation of selves of a Subject.
Not Exactly Dreams
Not Exactly Dreams is inspired by a funny Christmas present made from painted pomegranate peel, and a ritual of peeling citrus fruits which ran in my family. It is a special meditation for my mom, at the end of an autumn day, when she is relaxing, to peel an orange, share its flesh with the family and then continue to cut its skin into ever smaller fragments. She would sometimes alter this pattern in relation to orange peels, when she wants to make “orange peel marmalade” out of it.
I practice transferring, depicting, and forming the injected, penetrated repression from system "A", where I used to call home – terrain, within a calm meditating process. A process of taking care and protecting fragile tangerine pelts. Pressing tangerine pelts, which once used to be vivid.
With the consent of taking care of each individual tangerine pelt, and sending me a photo of its future home, one pelt can be taken by you.
Concurrent with the process of pressing and drying tangerine pelts, my mental health has proceeded to find balance through my subconsciousness when I was asleep dreaming:
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bleach on denim, rope, (100x100cm). 2021, Gabriela Matuszewska
Piece of denim with a pictogram of a face of Jesus bleached in a textile, codes in an emoji language the relic - Shroud of Turin (which is considered as a proof of Jesus's existence and his visual representation) in a capitalistic material of our era. The painting is inspired by a recent beatification of a teenager, called by the media ,,Saint in jeans”, who became the first millennial saint for his internet activity in the name of the church. When even religion starts to recognize the second (online) reality" it raises questions - how material are our immaterial actions, how nowadays everybody has god's tools to shape the other universum that we all exist in, experiencing the reincarnated syndrome of demiurge in the digital era.
In a see through plastic case, dried herring tails have been exported by mail from a fish factory in the Westman Islands, Iceland to Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Berlin. Listen to the factory; the sound of heads and tails being cut off, 200 tons per shift.
Tracking number: RG000399821IS