“Tout Doux (Gong Bath)”: Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld at Quartz Studio, Turin


The psychological, actual physical, psychological worry that globalized capitalism frequently sparks has created the body of our modern society chronically inflamed. Enlightened by the flames of burning witches, our hemisphere has also lost sustainable information and the practice of magic, care and therapeutic. The assaults on female power did not peak in the Dim Ages, as generally thought, but in the Renaissance, the epoch of growing rationale and science. The Italian American socialist Silvia Federici (Parma, Italy, 1942) thinks that the observe of magic experienced to be dismantled to produce the disciplined, just about mechanical system of the worker, essential for capitalism: A &#8216self&#8217, ready to stick to the clock as an alternative of magical powers easily managed in buy to extract its workforce. Girls with their reproductive talents experienced to be violently inserted into such a hierarchy, so they would do their (care) work for cost-free: develop into an extractible re-supply.

Tout Doux: Gong Bath is an instrument in the shape of a woman’s body. In this interpretation of the female nude, the sensuality of the types is not emphasized. The figures are delineated in the room by vibrant steel strains, although female sexual id, ordinarily affiliated with breasts, appears as two bronze gongs. Bodyweight and fleshliness are removed and replaced by a potency for staying well, conveyed by the vibrational electric power of audio waves.

The seem waves made by a gong enter and travel through the entire body of the listener and touch just about every cell like the wind fluttering the leaves of a tree. For those sorts of waves, any one and just about anything can flip into a pool or an ocean to quench the swelling. The listener’s heart level slows, blood strain drops, and breath is restored to its purely natural rhythm. The gong induces an inner resonance.

The installation at Quartz Studio consists of three woman figures permeating the tiled space. They invite the audience to be plunged into a witch spa well.

at Quartz Studio, Turin
until eventually July, 16, 2022


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