PERFORATED REALITIES started out as a diary, an attempt at dialogue, through a daily interaction between the organic surroundings and the fleshy vehicle typing these words. Urged on by new realities imposed by covid-19, as solid became fluid, structures imploded, re-evaluated and questioned in a new light refracted through a virus-prism. Dystopian nightmare scenarios, previously hovered safely on the horizon, are now here amongst us, inside of us, if still possible to speak of an ”us” in a state of border-less being? How this modest lifeform, a virus, could shake the very foundation of an-idea-of-a-civilization, to offer a unique opportunity to re-examine the core of this social organism, called human. As borders between beings dissolve, abandon all ideas about autonomity, forced to realize environment as part of our larger bodies. Background foreground blends, separation between species, like a crude simplification, reinforced by word-based language?
As we grasp for new identities, beyond vessel, towards larger organic processes of becoming. Navigating through other life forms, slowly comprehending complexities of inner lives, rather than, a colorful/useful background to the human drama. How to disentangle these hierarchical structures between life forms, and yet sustain the vehicle? Who eats who in this constantly becoming, reshuffling of forms made up of forms, made up of forms? Living in a retinal world where the word became authority, how can the image making process contribute to an integration of knowledge, that bypass the limits of word-based-language? Can this “language-of-action” be its own authority, its own tool for exploring the subtle and necessary changes, we as species are facing? How can an expanded language contribute to new narratives about where we are, have been, and how our ecological futures might unfold? When action is tool and platform for communication, the BODY becomes a TRANSMITTING RECEIVER. Here unfolds possibillities for other species to have voice. Now the human take a step back, and once again learn to listen. There is no there there!Rent this work for public screenings