AUTOTOMIE is a defensive strategy, a characteristic behavior of certain animals, consisting of voluntarily detaching parts of their own body in order to escape a predator.
What does it mean to belong to a body?
Which possibilities of change appear when we don't trust in the organic limits?
We live in a society that systematically isolates and discards sick, unproductive, broken, deformed bodies.
Are we just flesh trapped in a bio-political program?
Sick, unproductive, broken, deformed.
I need to escape from the fixed forms.
I need to tear my skin to produce a tear in the order.
AUTOTOMIE: die erste Wunde /
24.OCTOBER.2020 Exhibition [ Video Installation ]. Post-Organic Bauplan + Vesper/ BSMNT Gallery - Spinnerei. Leipzig, Germany
AUTOTOMIE: die erste Wunde is the first part of a trilogy. An exploration, with the use of robotic prosthetics, of the intimacy we are faced with when we take action to force change in the limits of the institutionalised body.
Concept & Idea: Salvador Marino & Josefina Maro.
Performers: Vesper, Josefina Maro & Salvador Marino.
Customes & scenography: Vesper.
Movement Exploration: Josefina Maro.
Prosthesis design: Salvador Marino.
Technical support in programming: Frank Büchel.
Installation and Sound design: Salvador Marino.
Graphic design: Don Elektrq.