I'm Here

״I’m Here״ is a new work by Yasmeen Godder inviting people to perform a personal, physical ritual in the privacy of their homes, creating a body print, using color on fabric. This proposal comes as a response to the disappearance of the body in the public sphere and the need to reconnect with it, feel its materiality, and at the same time acknowledge its fragility and vulnerability. 50 body prints of people who have signed up for this practice were collected and hung together in a central place in Tel Aviv as part of Exit Strategies events.

״When the emblem of the body is hung high in the street, it’s alive, and it roars. Suddenly new bodily possibilities open up, through its most private image, to be, even if only temporarily, where it doesn’t belong. Wherever the physical body is limited and confound, be it due to the current situation (COVID-19), social constructs (the nudity) or the power of physics (air versus ground), the body’s simulacra, its shadow, its representation – can continue roaming the earth, making up for what we lack.״ Dar moussafir