Lisa Trogen Devgun & Bernadette Wolbring

16. February 2018

Text by Irma Belice


A PALLET is a flat transport structure that enables storage efficiencies and
increases stability while lifting or moving goods. The primary goal of LOGISTIC
MANAGEMENT is to minimize the use of resources used in a SUPPLY CHAIN,
in order to reduce the costs for the involved parties. LOGISTICS is further the
management, control and implementation of material, monetary and information
flows. It is the integration of PRODUCTION, PACKAGING, INVENTORY, TIME,
are the accessories of logistics: its tools, body parts, corpuscules, vessels.
Pallets are one of the ways in which the flow of global economy puts its mark on
reality, or rather, one of the ways in which it produces its reality-effects.

FOLDING is an act of laying one part over another to create a fold, crease or
pleat. The folding instructions tell us how to fold pieces of paper, yet the
possibility exists of unfolding, or folding otherwise. // THERE IS ALWAYS THE
prescriptions can be torn and disposed of. While materializing how binaries are
enforced on flesh, bodies and subjects, THE FOLD also points towards
elasticity, alternation, inflection, open-endedness, multiplicity, non-exclusivity
and infinity.

The heaviness of the word infinity, the lightness of the word paper, and the
combination of these concepts in the Light Weight plastic pallet (carrying goods
far heavier than its own weight) is a charged image. Pallets can be stacked on
top of each another, like matryoshka dolls – like leaves with their small creases –
one opening into the next. When exposed to heat, the plastic enters a state of
heightened porosity, a pond of matter, and it becomes possible to bend, twist,
stretch, fold.

What is presented are questions of    surface-depth      fragility      emptiness
materiality    visibility     disruption         fluidity      rigidity

The act or instance of circulating, of moving in a circuit, of flowing /
CIRCULATION. For example the continuous movement of blood through the
blood vessels or the transmission or passage of something (a commodity) from
place to place.Substances rushing through veins. Supply chains. Levels to
measure. Lines to follow.

A BODY is being examined by an EYE (constructed as the source of light and
clarity). The NAMING, CLASSIFICATION and EVALUATION of body parts in
relation to their accordance with qualitative precisions of femininity. The fiction
constructed by those names. A situation where “surface illusions” are to be
PENETRATED in order to discover the TRUTH about a body…making it
relinquish its hidden treasures.

THE FRUIT IS OPENED UP. And all of my peaches (are ruined)

The silence of the objects (PALLETS) mirrors the silent world of ENTRAILS –
their endless unseeing dreams. This tension between FLUIDITY AS
POSSIBILITY and FLUIDITY AS ENEMY speaks of a simultaneous
disenchanted rationalized arrangement and a speechless plastic divinity.
Like the land, the body had to be cultivated, and first of all broken up…



photography: Johan Österholm