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FATIMA DEUTSCHESKIND FINE COMMERCE FDFC SPORT SANCTUARY⬇ HEAVY DUTY WORKSHOP (2023) ⬇

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Fatima Deutscheskind Fine Commerce FDFC Sport Sanctuary
Heavy Duty Workshop
Ruthless Rip Tool (2023)
stainless steel, saw blade, adhesive foil, rubber
120x40x40cm

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Fatima Deutscheskind Fine Commerce FDFC Sport Sanctuary
Heavy Duty Workshop
Triceps Liberation Tool (2024)
stainless steel, adhesive foil, rubber, leather, mirror
20x20x34cm

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Fatima Deutscheskind Fine Commerce FDFC Sport Sanctuary
Heavy Duty Workshop
Magic Mace Tool (2023)
stainless steel, adhesive foil, pvc, rubber, mirror
20x20x34cm

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Fatima Deutscheskind Fine Commerce FDFC Sport Sanctuary
Heavy Duty Workshop
Biceps Distortion Tool (2023)
stainless steel, adhesive foil, rubber, mirror
20x20x34cm

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Fatima Deutscheskind Fine Commerce FDFC Sport Sanctuary
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Grace & Strength Tool, grande (2023)
mirror, resistance loop, stainless steel, wood, rubber, adhesive foil
52x65x3cm

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Fatima Deutscheskind Fine Commerce FDFC Sport Sanctuary
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Tension & Glow Tool, tall (2023)
mirror, resistance loop, stainless steel, adhesive foil, wood, rubber
40x75x3cm

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Fatima Deutscheskind Fine Commerce FDFC Sport Sanctuary
Heavy Duty Workshop
Pressure & Flow Tool, grande (2023)

mirror, resistance loop, stainless steel, adhesive foil, wood, rubber

52x65x3cm

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Fatima Deutscheskind Fine Commerce FDFC Sport Sanctuary
ARISE (2023)
wood, backlight foil, acrylic, resistance band, stainless steel, wire
40x40x15cm

Fatima Deutscheskind's Fine Commerce Sport Sanctuary Series, formerly known as DON’T FORGET TO SELF-OPTIMIZE, 100% HABIT CONTROL, HOMEMADE PRISON OF HIGH EXPECTATIONS, and FRAGILE MINDS - STEELED BODIES, explores contemporary methods of body and mind enhancement.

 

Self-surveilling martial barbells with sharp spikes, cutting saw blades, and broken mirrors - a mashup of splatter game aesthetics and bodybuilding gear - contrast the ultra-cute, ultra-balanced, ultra-clear-pilled faces of third eye, gua sha, and cupping Zenmoji. The latter two refer to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques that have gained popularity online for naturally rejuvenating and reshaping face and body.
 

The commodified parlance of sacred (places), healing (rituals), soothing (cosmetics), balanced (nutrition), relaxing (massage rituals), and spiritual (routines) blends with expressions from martial warfare and construction gear, leveraging terms like shaping, maxxing, building, crunching, curling, and (bench) pressing. All of these terms define belief systems that involve dedicating investments (time, money, renunciation, discipline, asceticism...) for a higher self in the relentless battle of daily life.

 

Various practices of body cult are being observed: the transformation and capitalization of other culture’s ancient spiritual and physical techniques, institutionized and (YouTube-lead) homemade muscle-building and body-shaping, the instrumentalization of body cult in fascist regimes, and the inclusion or significance of fetish and pain.

The enormous overflow of information, opinions, and impressions, combined with the necessity for constant and fast decision-making, creates an urge for structure, rules, and habits to compensate for (online) brain overload. In constant fear of missing out on opportunities, relationships, networking, fun, and not being the best version of ourselves due to dizzying high expectations, our minds become fragile, as we continuously self-surveil our looks and actions - reflected in Fatima's mirrored tools.

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