WE BREAK DOWN OURSELVES
2012

Krista Dragomer: wearable sculpture and photo background construction
Kathy Dragomer: series of 7 sculptural objects
Rashin Fahandej: photographs
Beatrice Marovich: text

84"x35"x6" (dimensions variable), photographs, text, mixed-media sculptures.

This installation is an appendage of Dragomer and Marovich's para-academic project "The Open," in which the corporeal boundaries of what we now call "human" have become radically liquid, producing hybrids with non-human animal anatomies and techno-machnic objects, and evoking new holy figures, modes of worship, and fanaticisms.
The title of this collection of works is cribbed from Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's The Open: Man and Animal which takes its title from a line in Rainer Maria Rilke's eighth "Duino Elegy."
Our title comes from another passage in this poem:

"It fills us. We arrange it. It breaks down.We rearrange it, then break down ourselves."

--Rainer Maria Rilke