"They are cutting my fing'rs"
Ewa Gorzadek and Stach Szablowski talk with Joanna Rajkowska (extracts)
I want to speak
about the human being from the chemical perspective, I wish to interpret
my own thought and emotional impulses in a chemical way, to bring everything
down to a low common level, to remember that my thinking and feeling
result from my bodily part, of the fact that some electric, chemical
and biochemical impulses come across my brain. (...) The products I
show as Satisfaction mean going down to the lowest of the levels, to
the objects, to the things. There is no place here for awareness, for
thinking, for identifying nor for personal reaction any more.
I have discovered that there is a lot of catholicism in what I do, especially in my way of thinking, in the relation between the work and people, or between me, my work and people. (...) Catholic in the very idea of body "transformation". But while working on the project and thinking about its potential results I did not intend to sacrifice, I just wanted to provide a strong impulse for the people to think. And I wanted them to buy and pay the real money. I believe money define the value of my existence. That's the joke part, the irony in my project. I am happy I can be mistaken how much I really cost. I do exist in the economic table. It is a capitalist catholicism.
I am interested
in how the market strategy acts on my way of thinking. Not just to reveal
it or to reject it, that's too childish. Understanding how this strategy
acts and using its language the other way round, this turns me on. The
aim of this project is not the annihilation but finding a common language
and communication between people.
Atelier Nr. 121, 3/2002 Mai/Juni/Juli