Bereshit bará Elohum et hashamaim veét haárets.
This is the first sentence on the Bible and this is the starting point to this Project, which can be translated in a very basic and simple way to “In the beginning, God created the sky and the earth”, which means the beginning of everything that exits and surrounds us nowadays.
The body is also a God’s creation, according to the Holy Bible, God talked to Himself before He created humankind, something that He didn’t do with the other creatures. Humankind is therefore a basic and vulgar copy of God on the Earth, with a special feature: it has a physical body.
The body is an obvious and daily medium and because it’s so present and necessary, it ends up becoming an unconscious automatism. It programs itself automatically to react to stimulus, situations and other signs, that may be strange or likable. The brain is in charge and programs this truly machine to be quick and efficient in the answers that shall be given to different situations and, unconsciously, repeating them endlessly.
“O homem no corpo” (the Human in the body) is a pure representation of that feeling which goes against the body’s automatization and, therefore using the body limitation and restriction, which forces the human being to understand what is the situation he is into, the fragility of what makes him move, a delineating of a physical structure which is essential to perform simple actions and ends up repeating them so many times that starts to ignore those actions, all thanks to his ability to cause and generate a new and different answer to the body.
One of the biggest examples of “experimentalism” (voluntary or not) was the body of Christ, who died in the cross, after being put up to some physical atrocities, revealing His delicacy, independently of what He represents in the History of religion and Humankind.
Throughout the book there are photos that show and express that need to contradict the body automatization, to feel it truly and therefore gain more awareness of its value and utility, followed by personal adaptations to seven biblical sentences, which are the last seven sentences before His death