Alex Da Corte – Delirium I

Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery

We live in our phones although we sometimes occupy space beside other people. The telephone is our closest ally, the mediator between the present and our projection of the present. It is in some ways a portal to our dreams. It can be a portal to hell if used properly.

Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery


Scene One Room One
The viewer (you) enters the room. The smell of Calvin Klein’s Obsession lingers. There is an acrylic tiled floor. Its pattern is a lattice-type grid; the spaces in between the lattice lines are mirror. It appears as if you might have to walk only on the lines for fear of falling into nothingness. There is a green mirror shelf on the wall. As you enter you see yourself in green. You are comforted. You think of money. You are happy with what you see. You are hopeful that you may find someone like that after the opening at the gallery. You walk further into the space because you see a tapestry/quilt with roses on it. 
You think it’s an Hermes scarf; it makes sense since you are in a fancy part of town. There are beautiful roses on it. You see red. You are lustful. You see a photo of a woman lying on the floor. You pass by the other side of the green mirror shelf. There is a bloody knife on the shelf. You wonder if the woman is okay. She is clutching the beautiful Hermes scarf. You look at the scarf closely. and realize it is covered in blood drops and spiders and scabs. This scarf is in disguise. It is covered in blood drops and spiders and scabs. It is not the silk you imagined it would be, it is a horrible nylon banner, a cheap knockoff, a myth. You didn’t notice the broken eggs on the floor because you were cloudy from the CK perfume. This place is Hell and you hope to wake up. End scene.

Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery

Scene Two Room Two
The space is divided by laminated Ikea shelves. There are several knockoff Hermes scarves on the wall. There is food on the shelves and on the scarves. You want to eat it. You see two pictures of your lover. She is your monster and you are her doctor Frankenstein. You have made her all that she is and could be in your mind. You find that you are on the other end of the telephone. You have her by the bolts. You can bring her joy. You understand she is lost without you. You are cocksure. This is your home, your poem, so do what you want. You are in this space and feel comfortable, warm. You are the maker. You believe you are in control now.

Alas, all is not well. You grow hungry in the space and reach for the food. It is rubbery and tart. It provides no comfort. A telephone rings. But you see no phone. It may be your lover calling but you cannot pick up. Maybe she is calling you back. Maybe the love you made is truly the only thing that will cure your Hell. But in dreams, unfortunately, time is long and slow.

Courtesy of David Risley Gallery
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery

David Risley Gallery 

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “Alex Da Corte – Delirium I

  1. buy silver gold says:

    Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download
    it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand
    out. Please let me know where you got your design. Bless
    you

  2. used video games says:

    you’re in reality a good webmaster. The web site loading velocity is
    amazing. It sort of feels that you’re doing any unique trick.
    Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a great activity on this topic!

  3. silver dollars for sale says:

    Hello are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started
    and set up my own. Do you require any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  4. mobile video game truck says:

    fantastic publish, very informative. I ponder why the opposite specialists of this sector do not notice this.
    You must continue your writing. I’m confident,
    you’ve a great readers’ base already!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s