YEAR: 2021 I MATERIAL: Film, 5 mins, animation
In my project Mama Dada Gaga (2019) I use pink colored dough as a metaphor for the Material, and that of becoming the material. This body is scanned and extended into the virtual realm in a site specific work presented in the pavilion in Spökparken* summer 2021. For a film screening we took this AR work into a virtual space, and made this film.
During the last years I’ve struggled with exhaustion, and I’ve met some strong bodily sensations that triggered old physical and psychological traumas. I’ve been seeing myself from outside, vulnerable, falling apart, being pushed around, sensing my body as a membrane through where everything must pass. At the same time I’ve built up a desire to submit to a transcendental, elevated and spiritual longing / experience. To rise and become one with something “larger” than oneself.
In Submission we see a falling body. A body that is slowed down in it’s fall. All living inhabitants on this planet are in fact always drawn down, pressed down by the force of gravity. In a more metaphorical sense our bodies’ elasticity and energy do also fall down, little by little, each day. And we are submitted to this cycle.