QUE LA LOCURA NOS PROTEGA – Nora Smith – HPFF22

May 10 – 15, 2022 c/o TRENTA FORMICHE – Via del Mandrione 3

QUE LA LOCURA NOS PROTEGA by Nora Smith

Buenos Aires 2022

The saliva of the monsters transcends me
repulses and intoxicates me

The hollow of the loins under icy fingers
Trembling without reason at the turn of the night
Forking in search of explosions.

Every night the faces disappear
Leaving room for evil reflections lurking deep in the eye-basins.
Absurd search
More and more ecstasy without consequences
Causing the dissolution of the self
A blissful smile on the lips.

The sweetness of a hot tongue and the totality of the other
To let oneself be devoured and feel nothing more.
Fierce sparks of pleasure
Stirring like plankton in the foam
Flashes of other worlds.

A young but aging cosmos
If everything turns on itself, so do we.

Nora Smith was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. As a pluridisciplinary artist, they use photography, video, 3D, live visuals and performances for projects focusing on bodies, identities and intimacy. They consider the body as a way to experience the real world, with all the sensations this involves. It became an obsession, thinking about the possibilities it has to express, movements that breaks the mechanical gesture of the daily life and transmitting epidemic feelings by the image. With a militant approach of gender and sexualities, Smith explores the possibilities of emancipation through self-objectification, transcendence and pleasure.

From there, they co-founded Oil, a pornographic film production company, and started performing themselves in various contexts.

Since october 2021, they live and work in Buenos Aires as an independent photographer/filmmaker and art director.