Destroyed Lines
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Destroyed Lines

Catalogue produced and distributed by dust&scratches
Curated by Na Risong. Introduced by Gu Zheng and Wu Hong
Hardcover, with DVD, 192 pages, $25

‘Beat Kuert’s images include sensual female bodies and various body parts, ruins, water, watermelon, dark passageways and disorderly rooms. These symbols or images constitute the logical connections within a certain language: at this moment, the body becomes a landscape of desire, the battleground of desire, the instruments of desire, domination and submission, eroticism and violence, narcissism and self-torture, memory and forgetting, all magically intertwined. Within this language, we can see the splattered traces of the soul as it weaves through time and space. In the passage of time and space in black-and-white films, in the alluring songs of the sirens, in the tongue of sensuality, on the surface of exposed genitals… we see death, sensuality, beauty, and pleasure overlap, the meeting of the soul and the flesh, dreams and reality, the alternation between the body and its shadow. Perhaps when the body dies, the shadow lives or when the body is dying, the shadow is living. Is this the pain, the bliss and the sound of night’s boundless journey?’
from the text by Zhang Xiaotao

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