Anke Dyes, Malene List Thomsen: Where do the kids come from
12 March – 16 April, 2016
12 March, 6 – 9 pm
Traces of dirt hang on the delicate surface of the piece. They must have been stuck to the fabricʼs structure while it was still wet, she sighed. The wind had gotten colder and the thing inside crept a little closer to the surface of her skin, creating a layer of urgency; nerves and something like pleasure. It looked down through her eyes onto her red hands and dirty clothes. Handling the milky-rose liquid her hands had started shaking, and the more they did, the more of the milky stuff was sticking to her hands, making it harder to move.
— Relax, it said to her, she felt the voice more than she could hear it. She glanced at herself in a window of a parked car and nodded slowly. Polished surfaces multiplied her reflection. Duplicated in windows and shadows, she could see them both now, an imprint on reality, on mirrors, as trace. But when she found the thing and let it in, she knew, she would never be alone again. They share complex structure of feelings, built partly on itʼs affection for her and itʼs ambivalence in the face of other peoples pain.
“Perhaps the most important thing a theory of human nature can do […], is to tell us concretely and absolutely what kinds of treatment constitute damage to a human being. [She was] concerned to oppose a particularly pernicious form of a substantive theory of harm.”*
– Anke Dyes
*L. Antony. In: Natures and Norms, emphasis and alterations mine.