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Studio Voltaire

Exhibition Detail
The Method
1a Nelsons Row
London SW4 7JR
United Kingdom

March 9th, 2013 - May 11th, 2013
March 8th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
© Jagna Badowska
london bridge, southbank
+44 020 7622 1294
Wed-Sun 12-6

Devised by Paulina Olowska

Changing Room

I'll forget myself one of these days!
My jacket. That nail is bent
My skirt, its lining
Hissing against my stockings,
Slithers down like a snake in the sand.
My undershirt, my whites,
The whites of my breasts!
Drooping like plastic bags
 - Two pounds of salt in each
My skin goes over my head
like a bobsledder's bodysuit
-The gulls will have a ball!
And now for the muscles - 
Fiber by fiber
Hour-glass licorice
Rolling in sand
Like spaghetti in flour
Disconnect the tendons
With sharp tugs
As with wires riveted 
To fence posts

I reach inside – 
That's the brim of the gut 
The sunbeams pierce 
To my womb's bald skull 
Let's stoke our bellies 
with clumps of seaweed!
Let our eyes become the pearly
bodies of snails
- I might be a poet,
Spinning such words!

Once again I reach calmly 
into the soggy hole beneath my breasts
And grab hold of my poor
Stuttering heart
But oooooh....

Wojtek Puslowski 
(trans. Artur Zapalowski)

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With kind assistance from Art Logistic; Simon Lee Gallery, London; Polish Cultural Institute, London and The Method Supporter's Circle: Fiorucci Art Trust, Simon Lee, Metro Pictures & Yana Peel

With thanks to Muzeum Tatrzanskie

Paulina Olowska has produced a special limited-edition print to accompany her exhibition at Studio Voltaire. For more information, please click here.

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