“Tout Doux (Gong Bath)”: Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld at Quartz Studio, Turin


The psychological, physical, emotional worry that globalized capitalism constantly sparks has designed the physique of our society chronically inflamed. Enlightened by the flames of burning witches, our hemisphere has also misplaced sustainable information and the practice of magic, treatment and therapeutic. The assaults on woman electricity did not peak in the Dim Ages, as commonly considered, but in the Renaissance, the epoch of growing motive and science. The Italian American socialist Silvia Federici (Parma, Italy, 1942) thinks that the exercise of magic experienced to be dismantled to produce the disciplined, practically mechanical physique of the worker, necessary for capitalism: A &#8216self&#8217, ready to comply with the clock in its place of magical powers effortlessly controlled in order to extract its workforce. Women of all ages with their reproductive skills experienced to be violently inserted into these a hierarchy, so they would do their (care) work for absolutely free: grow to be an extractible re-resource.

Tout Doux: Gong Bath is an instrument in the condition of a woman’s physique. In this interpretation of the female nude, the sensuality of the sorts is not emphasised. The figures are delineated in the place by colourful metal traces, although feminine sexual id, normally affiliated with breasts, appears as two bronze gongs. Excess weight and fleshliness are removed and replaced by a efficiency for being perfectly, conveyed by the vibrational electric power of seem waves.

The seem waves developed by a gong enter and journey by the human body of the listener and contact every single cell like the wind fluttering the leaves of a tree. For those people types of waves, everyone and everything can change into a pool or an ocean to quench the irritation. The listener’s heart level slows, blood force drops, and breath is restored to its natural rhythm. The gong induces an inner resonance.

The installation at Quartz Studio is composed of a few female figures permeating the tiled place. They invite the audience to be plunged into a witch spa well.

at Quartz Studio, Turin
till July, 16, 2022


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