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To Separate the Body From the Machine

Beldan Sezen
Publication Date: 2015
Artwork type: Editioned book
Medium: pencil, hand painting, ink, monoprint, silkscreen
Dimensions: 11.25 in W x 14.5 in H x 0.5 in D
Binding Type: stapled
Edition Size: 8
Price: USD 3600.00
Contributors
Beldan Sezen (artist)
Origin
Amsterdam Netherlands
Description
Beldan Sezen works as a caretaker for a man who is living with a paralysed body. Sezen's intentions with this work are to visualise confrontations and limits with such a paralysed body and its often hidden surprises in dealing with ways to move. 

The process for To Separate the Body from the Machine 
included sketching and then transferring the images and text into a recycled copy of the Brooklyn Rail. 

"To Separate the Body from the Machine is about my work as a caretaker for a man who is living with a paralysed body. My intentions with this work is to visualise my own confrontations and limits with such a paralysed body and its often hidden surprises in dealing with ways to move. 

The main focus, the space were we meet, is pain. Pain, caused by the physical inability to move autonomously, as well as its counterpart, ones will to live. This will often renders me speechless and leaves me in awe. 

I worked on this book during my residency at the Art Students League of New York and during my residency at Djerassi. The work process included sketching and then transferring the images and text into a recycled copy of the Brooklyn Rail."

—B.S., 2015

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