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I need to forgive my body,

it was only trying to help me


This work is a part of a body of research that critically examines how nonsuicidal self-injury can be used as a self-destructive coping behavior. Over the course of eight months, Solomons was dragged in regular cycles through dense undergrowth. This video is a collection of footage from their dragging sessions at an American Civil War battlefield. This video is shown with a scents that refer to the sweet and damp smells emitted from decaying corpses.


The core concern of this work is to highlight the distance between empathy and disconnection in violence.


Materials: Projection with smells

Projection dimensions are variable

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