A body melting down the street, in a intimacy encounter with the ground. MelTe studies the possibility of a melting body. To work out the anatomy, embody liquid matters: water, resin, honey… I research a body with a large potential for adaptation. Only by recreating we can adjust, only changing the matter of the encounter one surface hard can become soft. MelTe gives visibility to the abject and the pleasant of the city.
The geographical inclination of the space makes the body melt down. Without organization but in a very clear direction, in a continuous movement, without beginning without end.
Summer 2008. One night in Nao Shima, Japan, I decided to sleep on the beach.
I chose as a bed some sandy rocks that were sculpted by the water currents. Their shape flows towards the sea. Because their surface was not smooth I found myself nesting; adjusting my body’s position to the rock´s geography, yielding to that solid shape, relaxing into the most comfortable position I could find in order to be able to sleep. In this action I had a sudden fear of falling asleep and of surrendering my body to the space in such a way that I might actually flow into the sea.
This set off my research into places of comfort and adjustment of a body.