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Saskia Edens

Breath

Saskia Edens proposes just that, a mixture of breaths, in pairs- the breathing makes small holes in a sheet of ice which she carries around from person to person. The slowly melting ice generates the potential of physical contact between the artist and the visitors. Flora's mouth exhales flowers, Fafner's jaws breaths fire, and water springs up from Boboli's gargoyles. This is a breath of life, but also a journey across worlds - the eras of ice, fire and metal. Edens is one of those rare beings capable of combining grace and energy, violence and poetry. Her performances are statements of the transformation of both matter and the body, and in a sense they parallel the world of scientific experiments where the final result is never conclusively established.