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Ep 3: Metaphorical Sites #1 – LAND “Best before”, 2021
In this work entitled Best Before, Dini Adanurani poeticizes daily activities into constructed events to express polemics on the relationship between bodily behaviour and survival efforts. This construction also implies how processes and moments of digestion, growth, rotting, and even preservation can occupy spaces with different complexities: ecological space (and simultaneously biological space) and technological space.
The examination of these moments, artistically, presupposes a performative scene. Through Best Before, Dini idiosyncratically constructs a scene that departs from everyday activities: opening the refrigerator to peek at the food in it, taking the food and eating it, and picking up the leftovers. A camera records the scene. This video performance reveals two orientations of the human body’s behaviour in survival. First, biological processes that are immediate, temporary, and repetitive. Second, the consciousness of preserving and extending life which is based on an orientation towards the future.