Heaven in matter
Emanuele Coccia ()
Heaven in matter

The sky is not the space above our heads or beyond the horizon. It is the flesh of all that exists. All matter is sky. All the way into the depths of our bodies.
It is on and in our planet that it shows its true face, more unpredictable than a comet. The sky, here, becomes desire The desire for other bodies, desire for other forms, desire for other lives. A perpetual contagion. And what we call life is simply the sky in its viral state.
To orient ourselves in the sky hidden in each object, we must build astral maps, like the ancients. Learn to read in matter as we read in the sky.
Learn to recognise constellations.

Emanuele Coccia
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Emanuele Coccia teaches at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. He is the author, among others, of La vie des plantes (2016) and Métamorphoses (2020). In 2019 he was scientific adviser on the exhibition Nous, les Arbres at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain.

    Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains