Being Towards the World @ Sophie Tappeiner

Leda Bourgogne, Jesse Darling, Kerstin von Gabain, Sophie Jung, Maria Lassnig, Alina Szapocznikow and Jala Wahid

Being Towards the World

with this organic trauma and this visceral joy.
The body senses world and saves world.
Its experiences make up the complex structure of the selves we use to negotiate life.
Bodies, unruly, defiant and fractured, insistently plastic and stubbornly present, carry forth their memories in unpredictable ways.
This vessel of present identities and past becomings
is moved
by what has occured to it while itself occuring onto others.

“My body
Writes into your flesh The poem
You make of me.”(1)

(1) Audre Lorde