αιθερεmin

Text by George Themistokleous
for αιθέρεmin
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Two moveable walls are arranged along a linear axis
positioned between the walls is a figure
her hair is tied to ropes that are attached on either side of the walls
Appearing like a prey that is trapped she grins…
pulling the walls with her locks of hair
from left
to
right
twisting
contorting
repeatedly
the walls
begin to
close in
a strip of lights attached to the figure becomes triggered
entangled between two walls… flocks of hair negotiate the body’s thrust
and the walls weight
trying to adapt to external and internal forces
sexualized bodies
sexualized images of bodies
delimiting the body as form
a socius that expects a certain projection
that anticipates a behavior
the body reacts
tries to react
is trying to react
it relishes and then
rejects
hesitates
staggers
——

 
Nicolina Stylianou, αιθέρεmin, TACTILE BODIES – SENSORIUM SPACE, Nicosia Cyprus 2017, photographed by Maria Spivak, live sound mixing with Constantinos Avgousti

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