IMAGINE

»Imagine« is a performance, first time performed 2019 at the opening of 

»Frauen. Bilder. Weiterdenken.« exhibiton-opening

in Erlangen/Germany as a lecture performance.

 

»Imagine« invites you to do a dream travel.

You are traveling to a utopian world without the stigmatization of our bodies. 

Hello 

 

my name is Carmen

 

I am having a body

 

why is the pure existence of my body a provocation to people 

 

 

 

 

 

now look at my face 

at least I am having a beautiful face

 

I use it for eating

 

do you eat in front of other people?

 

I haven’t 

for many years…

 

now look at my body

this body is constantly related to being lazy 

stupid 

not ambitious 

unhealthy

having no discipline

not attractive

 

 

I won’t go on

 

do you feel hurt sometimes, because your body exists?

 

 

 

 

I am inviting you - come with me…

 

come with me on a dream travel! 

 

 

Imagine that I tell you, you have orange-skin 

Imagine that I tell you, you are more  than your body

Imagine that I tell you, you are worthy

 

Imagine you have fat arms

your arms wobble when you wave

Imagine that I tell you, you are more  than your body

Imagine that I tell you, you are worthy

 

Imagine you have chances on your body

due to accidents, surgery or illness 

Imagine that I tell you, you are more  than your body

Imagine that I tell you, you are worthy

 

Imagine you scars

because of self-harm

Imagine that I tell you, you are more  than your body

Imagine that I tell you, you are worthy

 

Imagine you have butt acne

Imagine that I tell you, you are more  than your body

Imagine that I tell you, you are worthy

 

Imagine you have stretch marks

new ones and old ones 

Imagine that I tell you, you are more  than your body

Imagine that I tell you, you are worthy

 

Imagine you have saggy titts

Imagine that I tell you, you are more  than your body

 

Imagine that I tell you, you are worthy

 

 

Imagine you are more than your body 

Imagine you are worthy 

 

Imagine you are more than your body 

Imagine you are worthy 

 

Imagine you are more than your body 

Imagine you are worthy

 

 

 

Imagine you deserve your body

what ever size

what ever skin color

what ever hight

what ever skin condition

what ever body hair

what ever 

what ever 

 

you deserve to be happy

you deserve love

you deserve food

you deserve rest

you deserve to dance

you deserve sex

you deserve to take up the space you need 

you deserve to wear what ever you want 

 

your body got rights

 

to accept your self is the quietest, simplest, most powerful revolution ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my name is Carmen

and I am having a body