Equinox/ Light Cure
Equinox Light Cure is a celebration of the power of self-mythologising. The power that actualises in the ability to render the multiple versions of ourselves: through the narratives we weave, via stories we tell each other, in the histories and pasts we carve and enact. As our mythologies materialise in the configuration of our bodies and the trajectories of our thinking, we are neither innocent nor alone; yet we are aware of the ontological responsibility of our myth-making, and accept it with gratitude. The narratives we create of ourselves affect and are affected by those of others. Some — in close proximity of a single breath. Others — slightly further, yet still in contact, just a couple of thousands of years away. Some — smaller than bacteria. Others — larger than a planet. All would matter equally in our practice of self-mythologising.
Here, on the overlap of countless fragments of individual mythologies, we ourselves come to matters, take a lifelong breath, and dive deep into being. We are a Mother-and-Child Machine. Milk, ink, and some paint dissolved in the salty waters. We are the Sun and the Moon and the Earth, entangled in the meaning of Equinox. We are the Mermaid, the Mer-creature; and the many Ursulas who made the posthuman waves on the surface of Feminist theory, which you are currently surfing with joy. We are the vivid colours of Cosmos, splashed and expanding on a book of your favourite Fairy Tales. We are the Never-ending Story; the limbs, roars and shiny furs of all your beautiful dragons: imagined, and desperately needed.
We are the constellation of impossible, nevertheless lively and capable hybrid creatures, called into being by artists Margo Trushina, Zoë Marden, Elisa Carutti and Hannah Campion. Here, as we are gathering to celebrate the Vernal Equinox, the objects we make, the magic spells we utter, the encounters we catalyse will become the intermediate outcomes of the gift of self-mythologising — actualised it in art making.
In her artistic research, Margo Trushina interrogates the critical condition of humanity today, on the verge of disembodiment and climate catastrophe. Tracing the changing exposure of selfhood in relation to a cultural shift towards environmental ethics, she works to translate Posthuman Feminism theory in her art practice. The artist’s personal experience of becoming a mother here helps to convey the idea of more-than-human interconnectivity and transformative together-ness of being — as it is manifested in the new body of her works.