CASTING OUT THE SELF
A strange odour prevailed as I inhaled the acrid smoke from the pipe, and fought to keep it down. Eyes closed, bronchi tingling, a low humming commenced as I rested with my head on my knees, and my heartbeat melted away. A wipe transition momentarily descended upon the scene, simultaneously flipping it upside down as I looked up. Darkness promptly followed, then exquisite light. Turning to the side I glimpsed a face dissolve into geometry, the voice crystal clear, razor sharp. This was ultra high definition, a new mathematical perspective, and the digital realm.
*Casting out the self will be exhibited at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris on May 20th – August 28th. The project release will be accompanied by a new text by Sérgio Mah, a professor and curator who teaches at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences and at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon
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