5 ML OF LIQUID IN MY LUNGS – vernissage
5 ML OF LIQUID IN MY LUNGS is a pseudo-sarcastic visual history of a both physically and emotionally painful health experience.
No matter how strong you are, sometimes shit that you can’t control comes around. And no matter how much you fight it, occasionally things just have to pass until they end.
Your body giving up on you can be an amazing trigger to slow down and allow things to be the way they are. Simply because there’s no other option.
This multimedia experience is an attempt to portray the strange chaotic path of coming to grips with your physical temple kind of shattering to pieces. It is a cry – of exhaustion, fear, unknownness, confusion, pain, anger, helplessness, frustration.
Like any decent tragicomedy though, it is also a laugh – laugh at the absurdity of owning 10 sq meters worth of doctors’ receipts, the absolute incapacity of the Portuguese healthcare system to do their job, the contrast between not being able to breathe but always being able to smoke.
5 ML OF LIQUID IN MY LUNGS is a collection of memorabilia acting as reminders of the highs and lows we experience when something isn’t quite right in life, portrayed in a pop-artsy synthetic set of pieces. By combining different technologies and techniques, the artist aims to paint a colorful and comprehensive, albeit confusing image of the pain and irony that come hand in hand with being sick as a young hyperactive adult.