My flesh is in tension, and I eat it
↳ Teo Ala-Ruona, Jaakko Pallasvuo
My flesh is in tension, and I eat it is a sexual love letter to a swamp. It is a textual devotion, whose writer dreams of a full surrender to bodily decomposition.
My flesh is in tension, and I eat it was originally a performance that premiered at SIC in Helsinki in 2020. This letter is a reworked section of the performance script, written and translated into English by Teo Ala-Ruona, and illustrated by Jaakko Pallasvuo.
This letter exists in conversation with a film programme, ”The New Death”, curated by Steve Reinke and Jaakko Pallasvuo for EMAF.
Text & English translation: Teo Ala-Ruona Illustration and layout: Jaakko Pallasvuo Thank you: Saara Hannus, Shia Conlon
Disclaimer: The text contains mentions of death, sex, corpses, worms, parasites and eating oneself.
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