Drawing (249) from THE BASIS OF MAKE-UP

"The exploration of what is invisible takes place underground and is hard to communicate. Cancer research as a synonym of science, its object the human for whom life has become uncanny. The announcement of diagnoses. Time turns into a fetish, expected life times are predicted, periods of decline are asserted. Two women wearing black and-white wrap dresses in front of the open doors of the X-ray cellar of the cancer ward at the university hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg. After a photograph by Graciela Stania, who wanted to defend herself by means of photography. A fire alarm, walls, and a window hole. Burial chambers in which research is conducted on the living body. On all spatial levels, enlarged characters from the text of the film Normalsatz, in which a fate was demanded and proclaimed. Writing as a grid and a transparent ornament through which we gaze at a world beyond perspective. Wrought iron, establishing a brutal order, as an osmotic layer." (From: Schwarze Blöcke, SchwarzHandPresse 2010).


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