Fragmented body

A body inside a white long box, a rectangular prism stays diagonally in the space. Only parts of it –breast and popo – can be seen. Making one wonder if there is a real body inside or those parts that we see are just silicone. ‘The sculpture’ containing a human body inside is lurid and poetic. Uncanny! Seeing body parts, not the whole gives this feeling that Lacan was mentioning: fear of losing parts of yourself because of  mirror stage.

The body trapped inside is reminiscent of possibilities, potentials, chances, and say, capabilities; control over bodies, minds, feelings or borders between human beings, political borders; the others.

That is Anna Posch’s Kasten, performed last Sunday at Sophiensaele.

Kasten from Anna Posch on Vimeo.