Pink Rust, a new work by Sara Benaglia (DAI, 2021) on show at CCA Gallery in Japan till June 7: Pink Rust re-crosses some names of the female gender, elements of a language essential to the (re)production of the "same story".
CCA 20+ project
April 15 - June 7, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13th, 2 - 5 pm
Pink Rust re-crosses some names of the female gender, elements of a language essential to the (re)production of the "same story". We are not different, so. And that "not" separates us to measure ourselves. Disjointed. Similar, if you like. Pink Rust abstracts by staging bodies already coded.
The words with which we would define these bodies are figurative expressions that defend habits, in which linguistic manifestations act in a sort of second nature; but who knows if nature is not only the first of habits? And is it not a habit, the one for which we distinguish nature from culture? Body systems inherit a collective memory from all predecessors of the same species. A potential memory, which does not disappear and has no filter.
Pink Rust highlights a certain resonance that crosses bodies - that do not refuse motherhood, exercising a consensus, scientifically guaranteed by the invention of maternal instinct. The fact acts for the production of human capital. Closed and open, without excluding themselves, in order to produce an exact word, they should keep their distance. Clearly move away from each other. Distant. It's not good to be equal, to mimic what you approach. Because by assimilating one model after another, you change face, form, language according to who dominates you.
About Sara Benaglia
Sara Benaglia is an artist living and working in Milan. Benaglia's work employs installations, acts, drawings, readings, video or text works, with an emphasis on the body, as an anatomical theatre where the various imperatives imposed on us, and on culture itself understood as a rule of impersonal order, are represented. There are no private meanings: the sharing of a language and a common form of life make it impossible to de-automate one's own life behaviour. At the dawn of every culture or lifestyle there is a theory of discipline transmitted by language. Benaglia investigates what lies on the borderline between gestural and verbal language, between body and dialectic, within cracks and contradictions of a whole separated in two.