Odem is an old German word used in poetry to say "to breath" or "Inspiration". It's also really closed from Ödem meaning "eodema". In the sterile environment of the art space, we try to recreate artificially a single universe for our two bodies, with a common mode of perception. Our bodies transform themselves by reacting to each other as well as to the material in the space, here a 60 kilos gravel plastic bag, approximately our weight. Bodies become one as we individually remain absent, fully focused on the experience of common perceptions and exteriorisation. Around the end, I try to read out loud Julian's lips while he sings Sinead O'Connor's song Nothing compare in silence.
Trouble 8, les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels
Photo: Nicolaos Zafiriou
Video: Christopher Hewitt