Systematic Longing

Systematic Longing, Perfect Waiting
HD video | 16:9 | loop 09:15 | BW | sound stereo
Animation & sound by Young Joo Lee

„Any extension of ourselves is regarded as „auto-amputation“,
and the auto-amputative power or strategy is resorted to by
the body when the perceptual power cannot locate or avoid
the cause of irritation.“
– excerpt from Hans Selye & Adolphe Jonas‘s medical research
on stress and disease
Human civilization stands on domesticating nature in favor of
need of human kind. We live in an environment we created
and make ourselves dependent on the domesticated
environment. The controlled sphere is like a greenhouse made
of glass, it’s breakable, thus in need of order and maintenance.
I call this the disease of order.
It is self-induced disease that we have no cure of because,
born as a civilized human being, we do not know the cause of
the disease. We modify ourselves to fit better into the altered
environment that of human civilization- so it goes on.