review: Mauro Maldonado
Doorstep by doorstep, the author presents her view of a mutating territory, where discontinued, asymmetrical and paradoxical forms give life to an unstable landscape that takes the place in the traditional Euclidian architecture. Among these events, in which space is the visible form of time and time is the visible form of space, the deletion of the body may be the most disturbing aspect.
It is true that having a new view, being a new view, requires of us a fully acceptance of the changes in modern conditions. But, above all, by realizing that, we are not more capable. Feeling from the inside has been externalized, it is no longer born from an inside action. Feeling from the outside is, in turn, this making naked, strangled and kidnapped, trough what we relate ourselves into the world of life. Thus, shapes, objects and figures are gathered in mutating constellations that create dull refractions, eluding the tamed vision of the things we are used to seeing, which goes beyond the original sphere that had them created in a progressive process of decontextualization, devoid of memory, unrecognizable and therefore greatly fascinating. But, beware! The condition we are talking about may not only be referred to human beings. Dislocated and labyrinthic is our present at its every turn. The desire that moves towards immateriality and no longer towards the ‘thing’, shows the presence of censorship. The body itself is no longer the root, the specific location of feeling, of sensitive intensity. It appears now like an inorganic territory, a steam of mutations: a closed space where each experience is corrected of its own meaning. How immensely distant from the perception and experience described by phenomenology!
Between the experience and the bodies interlaces the mediation, the virtualization, the desobjectification of relationships, within an amazing process of disappearance and modification. Deprived from the soul, from the ability to feel and feed their own desires, these bodies no longer remember the bubbling masses in the cities during the first half of 19th century, but the unstable and nomad biopolitics of unknown urban landscapes.