The New Brood

22. September 2017 - 24. September 2017

Exhibition by Marvin Moises Almaraz Dosal, Kamilla Bischof, Fabio Cirillo, Stephen Paul, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger and Alison Yip.

"I stopped in spite of her urgency and stood in her way. 'Don’t you care who?'

She flowed around me and into my bedroom. I found her waiting on the couch we shared. There was nothing in Hoa’s room that she could have used. She would have done it to Hoa on the floor. The thought of her doing it to Hoa at all disturbed me in a different way now, and I was suddenly angry.

Yet I undressed and lay down beside her. I knew what to do, what to expect. I had been told all my life. I felt the familiar sting, narcotic, mildly pleasant. Then the blind probing of her ovipositor. The puncture was painless, easy. So easy going in. She undulated slowly against me, her muscles forcing the egg from her body into mine. I held on to a pair of her limbs until I remembered Lomas holding her that way. Then I let go, moved inadvertently, and hurt her. She gave a low cry of pain and I expected to be caged at once within her limbs. When I wasn’t, I held on to her again, feeling oddly ashamed.

'I’m sorry,' I whispered.

She rubbed my shoulders with four of her limbs.

'Do you care?' I asked. 'Do you care that it’s me?'

She did not answer for some time. Finally, 'You were the one making the choices tonight, Gan. I made mine long ago.'

'Would you have gone to Hoa?'

'Yes. How could I put my children into the care of one who hates them?'

'It wasn’t . . . hate.'

'I know what it was.'

'I was afraid.'"

Octavia Butler, "Bloodchild", 1995

Opening Thursday, September 21, 19:00.
Exhibition September 22 - 24, open Fri. 17:00-19:00, Sat.& Sun. 15:00-19:00.
mom art space, Valentinskamp 34a, via Speckstraße, 20355 Hamburg

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