pain: a discomfort or a trigger
what is pain, how relative are our responses to pain, can the notion that one man’s meat is another’s poison a mitigator of this axiom? these probes came as a result of a discomfort in my eyes; conjunctivitis (apollo), during the period of my residency at the alexander academy of arts, design and alternative methods, badagry. this was spontaneously ascribed to me as the project theme for the residency, to apply the experience as a point of departure.
as a postulation, we begin to probe into the notion of pain and how relative it could be. the saying: one man's meat is another's poison aptly describes the elasticity and the acceptance of pain either as a growth factor or as an inhibitor. using a performative approach as my narrative technique, pulled me through instantaneous reflexes, using my body as a burden of pain. the question remains; is my pain a punishment or a spur to my advancement? how do we as people relate, interpret, and translate pain(s).