We Break Down Ourselves, 2012
Krista Dragomer: wearable sculpture and photo background construction
Kathy Dragomer: sculptural objects
Rashin Fahandej: photographs
Beatrice Marovich: text
The title of this 4-way collaboration comes from a line in Rainer Maria Rilke’s eighth “Duino Elegy”: "It fills us. We arrange it. It breaks down. We rearrange it, then break down ourselves." -Rainer Maria Rilke
We Break Down Ourselves evokes the strains of a future nostalgia that clings with evangelical fervor to the waste products and animal remains of a mythical past --the current present-- where biodiversity and limitless forms of object production are still living realities. Here, as has been the case so many times in the past, the female body becomes the site on which these holy objects of strange desire are ritualized, revealed, discarded, and cast off.