Sneeze

Sneeze explores the involuntary expulsion of air and bodily fluid as an allegory of social ruptures that might mediate infectious resistance, 5 min. 11 sec. 2015

 

Sneezer: Zachary Carlisle Davidson

Music: Jijyun Kim

Sound: Kevin Weinberg

I wait for a sneeze.  A long sneeze. A long, quaking expulsion of slimy mucus from an old wound.  

A long, unexpected burst that sets out new lives.  A long, unannounced explosion that wakes us up from a lingering nap, breaking the equilibrium of our body, being, living, thinking, feeling, knowing, and doing.  A body asleep can’t sneeze.  Only a keen becoming can endure the tearing combustion and scattering shards of seeds into the open air. 

 

I search for a sneeze.  A sneeze that borrows my bodies to awake others’ bodies.  A sneeze from others inside my bodies.  When we sneeze, when we are shaken and quaked, we will see we live in a borrowed world of others’ bodies.  Only then, we will escape from containment through contamination.  

A resistance will be born from infection.

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