Desire Is Tender Is Love Is Love
Glycerine Soap, Wood
56x19.5x30 in. (142x49x76 cm)

Desire is Tender is Love is Love memorializes the impossibility of a clean slate in the form of two monumental, translucent soap blocks. The work is materially contingent on its environment as its colour, shape and opacity changes over time through exposure to its particular environmental conditions. Through this continuous transformation, the work remains in progress and is never quite complete. It is a quiet meditation on the human condition that entails a continuous process of learning, unlearning, forgetting and remembering. The title is borrowed from the book Subversive Economies by Daniella Valz Gen.

(1), (2) Dahlia Katz
(3) Toni Hafkenscheid


© Ghazaleh Avarzamani 2019