Jul
28
2008
<em>Cut</em>
 

Yael Kanarek
Cut, 2007
Rubber, silver findings, steel pins
Dimensions variable

Built into a structure of silver findings that was constructed around the body of a friend by measuring his circumferences and lengths, Cut is a wall piece based also on a journal entry from Object of Desire:

Travelog 765.34/3: Cut
Sunset/Sunrise

The serrated kitchen knife cut into a lemon, taking the tip of my middle finger with it. Time stopped for an infinite second of shock, resumed when blood splashed the lemon—nice colors—the sharp pain struck. My circumcised middle finger formed a covenant with the word cut. It is not round anymore, but my internal body map still thinks the corner is attached. In Sunset/Sunrise, with my phantom fingertip I touch my lover in another world.

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