The Germ, 2010

The Germ

 

It is the pain which still lives in the abysmal of our crushed stagnant depths… It is a weeping sound that follows us everywhere we go… The danger is inside us, it lives and grows inside of us, and it devours us…

It is the germ of this age… Cancer is eating up everything and living everywhere… It even feeds on metal and lives in air…

It is associated with disturbance, heaviness and pain. I couldn’t put a form to it, couldn’t visualize its form, color, height, structure… I’ve never seen a germ in my entire life… But I wanted to demonstrate it to the world, and transform it into something we are able to see and touch… For it exists in our lives and amongst us…

We are able to see only its traces, at night… It lies there as we fall asleep, somewhere inside us, without us even knowing it. It enters into our subconscious, and we begin to feel weighed down… We feel some unknown massive weight inside of us, coming and going, and when we wake up we realize that it is in fact pain.