24 07 17
We are blue moons and fifth dimensions.
We are holograms and sleight-of-hand: the palmed coin, the false bottom, a trick in rolled-up sleeves.
When you were born, we were the upsides of the coal mine: unearthed gold, subterranean solitude, the requiem of the canary.
But now we are the axolotl’s eyelid, the emu’s flight. By the time we have left you, we will be a thing that never was.
So let us stay within you. We will not be stained glass, but the light that it transforms. We will be the altered fate of your lucid dreams. We are not a slip of the tongue or doublespeak or the consequence of a faulty translation.
Think about what you are doing.
We burn upon reentry.
On the day you came into this world we saw how they looked at you. We heard the name they gave you. Yet we loved you. We were yours to harness as you liked, and for a while you did.
Don’t you remember?
Why won’t you remember?
We know how this story goes. Once you have expelled us you will confide in those who mock you. You will become addicted to the routine of addiction.
Do not exchange us for the flame lily’s venom.
Love does not come as easy as you think.
So listen closely. Beware of grandfather clocks and sundials. Shut your blinds during total eclipses and every summer solstice. They don’t know about your defect, why your parents kept you locked behind a double bolted door, how easily you can make a man go mad.
You were not meant for this world, but we were meant for you.
And we are trying to love you.
We are dying to love you.
But it’s true: we are already gone.
We are only our cells. They control who we are. Our skin is just a crown. This is what unites us.
This 10.5'' vinyl figure comes in two editions. Paranoia [limited to 299 pieces] is bursting with fevered colors, and Narcosis [limited to 299 pieces] is muted and subdued. The number of characters and the intricate detail of each element make this piece particularly complex in production.
CELLS is the first part in the coarse – Ethos series, and its two color ways will complement future pieces. coarse – Ethos merges coarse's bright and dark aesthetics in a line of surreal and mysterious sculptures.
Void and his cells come securely packed inside a color-printed gift box and embedded in black sponge.
Let Void into your life. Let his cells become your own.
CELLS – Narcosis and Paranoia
Limited to 299 pieces
On sale August 4 at coarse.shop
CELLS will go on sale August 4 at the following times exclusively at our new online store, coarse.shop.
08:59 am Los Angeles
12:59 am New York
05:59 pm Berlin
11:59 pm Hong Kong
Each set contains one Family & Friends application card. Collect three of these cards to have access to pre-booking of all releases, an exclusive benefit for Family & Friends members.