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ON MATERIALITY or HOW TO INTRA-ACT

 

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Stand in front of a mirror and then close your eyes. Say hello to your inner molecules. You think you become less tangible, but your intangibilities are more and more perplexed with heavy carbon intensive physicalities. 

 

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Admit out loud to the bacteria in your milk that you barely understand what you see and hear.

 

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Imagine your old school books. Now imagine they never existed and forget that you ever learned anything from them. Imagine them anew and start learning the language of the invisible.

 

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Whisper seven times in a row to a sleeping cat that you as a human have a limited understanding of non-human animals.

 

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Explain to your bedroom plant how you have exceptionally limited understanding of biological and synthetic organisms and materials.

 

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Dive into a lake with glowing plankton and repeat this sentence to yourself five times: “The space coordinates of matter, material, nature and discourse are different to those of the humans.”

 

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You, the human, are time based and have no sense of time. You depend on devices. Take off your watch, step into a dark and empty room and start measuring time. 

 

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Build a Rube Goldberg machine, a nonsense machine. You will undeniably start making sense of every single physical quality of an object. The mass, volume, texture, temperature, pressure, conductivity, refraction… remember them even when you won’t need them to perform tricks.

 

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Transform wood and oxygen into smoke and ashes. Name out loud the new chemical properties of the match you just burned and burry it into the ground. 

 

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Take out your bike on the rush hour in a busy area of the town. You can fix your coat caught up in the wheels of the bike and turn right on the green light after you avoid the child that carelessly runs away from her father's arms, the disoriented tourist not recognizing a bike lane, the tired CEO in his car making a wrong U-turn coming at you. You can turn right and still manage to stay safe but you won’t be able to avoid a pigeon defecating on your coat. Parameters are challenging.