WE BREAK DOWN OURSELVES
84″x35″x6″ (dimensions variable), photographs, text, mixed-media sculptures.
Krista Dragomer: wearable sculpture and photo background construction
Kathy Dragomer: series of 7 sculptural objects
Rashin Fahandej: photographs
Beatrice Marovich: text
This installation is an appendage of Dragomer and Marovich’s para-academic project “The Open.” In this collaborative work that brings together 4 artists/writers, the corporeal boundaries of what we now call “human” have merged with non-human animal anatomies and techno-machnic objects, evoking new holy figures, modes of worship, and fanaticisms. The title of this collection of works is cribbed from Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s “The Open: Man and Animal” which takes its title from a line in Rainer Maria Rilke’s eighth “Duino Elegy.”
It fills us. We arrange it. It breaks down.
We rearrange it, then break down ourselves.
–Rainer Maria Rilke