I wear my flesh like a necklace

I wear my flesh like a necklace is a diptych artwork divided in two parts: an installation and a track. The installation presented at Exist festival in Athens is the first physical part. The second one will be an eponymous track translating the same concept sonically.

 

This project recounts the feeling of being torn apart, between emotions, places and time. All of which are hanging in an uprooted mental space. Wether is it due to immigration, a geopolitical context or because we feel like we don’t belong, this feeling translates both violence and melancholia.

 

It traps us inside an inner imaginary land, gathering memories of places of both the past and the present - as well as fantasizes of an alternative reality. As we dwell in this place, we burst into flames, torching our last hopes and ripping ourselves to shreds. But only these shreds can lead us to a process of sublimation.

 

Rising up and creating beauty, not to romanticise pain but to use this fuel as a tool for empowerment and endless strenght. This title translates both violence and poetry, as our flesh is our home, yet, seems to emprison us. Despite how many times it got torn, our soul stays untouched in its pureness.

Beauty will always arise and reign, only if grow out of our pain. 

I wear my flesh like a necklace
I wear my flesh like a necklace
I wear my flesh like a necklace, Marina Mardas