Exhibitions, Italy, 8 September 2012 - 8 September 2012
Rome , 8th September 2012
at Mitreo Arte Contemporanea
will be presented Making Peace With The Wind, a new work by Kyrahm about BDD: Body Dismorphic Disorder
New York Exhibition 2013
MAKING PEACE WITH THE WIND - Video Art and Performance by Kyrahm
"I hated the wind because it discovered my face.
Until 15 years old, I feel like a monster. I wasn't a beautiful baby girl.
The others looked me full of disgust.
Then my body changed, everything changed. For a while, I worked as a model and actress.
The others looked me full of desire.
But I continued to hate the wind ... "(Kyrahm)
The obsessive desire to be beautiful is a desperate need to be accepted caused by the ferocious standard imposed by fashion, society and the media.
When I metamorphosed me into a beautiful woman, I lost.
So I injected a saline solution inside my face to deform it.
I darkened and shaved my hair : I've found another one the ugly baby.
In the streets of the cities of Northern Europe the others looked me full of fear, contempt, and sometimes elusive.
instead of mine was full of pride.
It's always me. What happened to beauty?
I've made peace with the Wind. "(Kyrahm)
The dysmorphophobia (from ancient greek dis - morphe, form and distorted and `6;a2;^6;_9;`2;, phobos = fear) is the phobia about an excessive preoccupation with body image.
Also known as BDD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, the majority of patients with this disorder feel a serious hardship for their supposed deformity, accompanied by sensations described as "intensely painful", "devastating." They are perfectly aware of the irrationality of their emotional reactions, but they can not control them. They often spend many hours a day to think about their "defect" and how to remedy them, so these thoughts may dominate their lives.
The reflected images (from the picture tube, glossy magazines, cables, fiber optic) is the light of the substantial truth, and the appearance is more real than real, only it counts.
The artist experienced the double conditions to be beautiful woman or not be beautiful-woman so she decides to be both Beauty and the Beast, swan and duckling.
"The ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan, but the adult reader is authorized to read this metamorphosis as a relentless
"It makes you in crisis, especially when you are stuck in the vortex of relativism. Beauty is not an objective fact. However who have experienced this condition the feedback is vital." (Kyrahm)
The reappropriation of ugliness, no longer experienced as a burden passively imposed , becomes a primary tool of observation of the world with total alienation from society and coercive forms it imposes.
influences: Orlan, Jerome Abramovich, John Merrick
Added 10 August 2012