Thinking of you
Keep the wrappers of the food you have eaten. Medications you have taken during this time of confinement. Anything that went through your mouth and then your stomach.
You will find that the packages are different materials and colours. Make a point of collecting and favouring this diversity. Take small, sharp scissors with you, they are more effective for targeted cutting. Try, if you can, to duplicate the same shape, the same template without however privileging a scale ratio. Cutting a genitalia out of the packaging of a food or medicine that has passed through your mouth and body is not an innocuous operation. Do it with desire and concentration, the gesture is a tribute to the organs of reproduction and pleasure and even more to your own sexuality. The number of sexes cut off depends on your propensity to express your desire and an accumulation. It’s up to you. Arrange the cut out sexes on a medium size white cardboard sheet. They can be arranged as you wish, in a pile, scattered, according to your pleasure in arranging them and contemplating them afterwards.
Russian-Algerian, born in Moscow, Louisa Babari lives and works in Paris. Her artistic production is made up of texts, films and photographs, sound installations and graphic works that invest narratives, determined by historical and ideological changes, particularly in the former socialist countries. Her pieces document the exploration of his own family archives, issues related to architecture and reconstruction, language, text, writing and translation. Her work is exhibited in several museums and art institutions in Europe and on the African continent. She collaborates on art and opinion publications on issues related to art and politics.