'I get those goosebumps every time you come around' by Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite at Lucas Hirsch gallery, Düsseldorf

November 16, 2018
Author Echo Gone Wrong


Dorota Gaweda and Egle Kulbokaite
I get those goosebumps every time you come around

November 17 – December 21, 2018
Opening: November 16, 7-10pm

Act 5: I get those goosebumps every time, you come around

I get those goosebumps every time, you come around.


Mothballs, bourbon, fresh fruit, rotten socks, ash, body odor, caramel, and trash. Someone tricked us into thinking that words should be read. We read the words, we rattle them out like somebody spitting rocks, but the act of reading is also an act of ingestion. We succeed in surrendering ourselves. For most of our life we had trouble eating. We desired to de-create ourselves to the point that we could subsist without eating at all, living on words alone.

We read together pronouncing the words out loud, emphasizing the relationship of the body of text and the collective body. Young Girl Reading Group is a sonar-social architecture of shared curiosity and synchronicity. An audition for audacity, where reading becomes a rhizomatic network of voices, suggestions, references. The readers are placed in casual lounging positions, bringing to mind bodies hanging out in bedrooms; through this a sense of intimacy and vulnerability is generated.

The intimacy of contact shapes bodies as they orient toward each other, doing different kinds of work. Queer desires enact the coming-out story as a story of “coming to,” of arriving near other bodies, as a contact that makes a story and opens up other ways of facing the world. They create spaces, often temporary spaces that come and go with the coming and going of the bodies that inhabit them.

from YGRG159: SULK

Project conceived with the support of International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. in New York.

Lucas Hirsch
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