THE MIND IS THE BODY by Lisa Gutscher
A4, 12 pages, full colour printing, board stock, perfect bound, hand numbered, Ed. of 250, 2022
In the book the mind is the body, published on the occasion of the exhibition, Gutscher joined forces with designer Immo Schneider. Journeying into the body they present a fantastic tapestry of stories and visuals. Like a children's science book, Gutscher reveals before us readers the magic of the body without confining it to machinic partitioning, binary oppositions or theory as such. It is stories, both visual and textual, that are the fuel and destination of this journey: inside her, so many very different things are working together to keep her alive. a single cell in her body has more memory than the conscious mind has. inside her cells, mitochondria, a previously independent form of life, have found a haven and trade their ability to synthesize proteins and metabolize fats for room to live and reproduce. we"re in her cells too now, and the cells have accepted us.