21. Sarah Schoenberger
The synthesis of modern mania and anachronistic structure. The prayer on your lips and the gum on the floor. Closing the door to accessibility through disease. Put liminal spaces in boxes and force them to die as the serpent. Color and patterns that make you spin like a funhouse and a lottery wheel, but are also the hands that tuck you in at night and shape your interpersonal relationships. The blatant mutation of each generational pathogen. Trading environmental dysphoria for gratitude and constructive physicality. Exchanging impending death inside the system for removed immortality. Enemies become conceptualized as explicitly allowed and functional. The body is very far away but simultaneously suspended over the Mer, singed by the green waters, but never burned. The culmination of injuries do not scar, but instead leave multicolored patterns nestled inside the nervous system. The dollskin is shedded, everything underneath becomes hyper sentient and more free than one can easily conceive. Read.
1 - Normal Life, photograph
2 - Magdalena, mixed media, 18” x 27”
3 - Bureaucracy, photograph
4 - What Makes Young Women Snap Isn’t Much of Anything Except for a Full Sensory Submersion into a Pool of the Essence of Baked Beans on a Glitch Loop, mixed media, 20” x 23”
5 - Intimacy, photograph
6 - My Love! If I Was a Lesser Woman, If This Was Yesterday, I Would Have Quietly Told You to Find Me in Fifty Years at the Old Pub by the Sea and Then Maybe We Could Walk out Into the Water Until It Was the Last Thing We Both Remembered, but I Have to Tell You That Today I Am With My True Love and I Have No Need to Go Anywhere or Do Anything or to Become ANyone Else, mixed media, 25” x 28”