"When my emotional system was still youthful and for other reasons seriously in trouble, I used to spend a lot of time engaging my brain in theoretical and political discourse. One of the points I tried to make in all kinds of versions, was that everything we know is a human construction of power and language, while nature is at best a conceptual mistake, at worst the product of a conspiracy of white male bourgeois scientists, who are attempting to capture, control and synthesize everyone & everything else, while themselves hiding in plain sight, armed with cameras, telescopes & microscopes mimicking the invisible eyes of God. I studied the history of their secret rule and obviously I argued that the concept of Nature needed to be taken down as soon as possible. I still more or less agree with that, but the urge to argue for it has disappeared. I don't think it was forgotten or deleted, but I think it has transformed into something else."

At this point in the performance I reach out to the closest audience member to hand them an object that they cannot identify visually, as the room is completely dark. During the first iteration of the performance, taking place at Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, this object was a boxing-glove-shaped bottle cap made out of glasss, a quite nonsensical object to the haptic brain. A year before it had received it as a gift from good friend returning from a visit in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately this object disappeared in the audience and never showed up again. In the next, extended version of the performance, taking place a few months later in Berlin, I handed out a sticky chunk of modelling clay instead.

Incarnations was a 45 min performance taking place in a dark room at M.I. glissé Berlin, September 2016