SPA (Tropic Editions)
By Jasmine Reiko and Pecorino
Spiral bound, 92 pp
5.25 x 8.25 inches
SPA is a companion zine to SPA: healing object, a two-person exhibition in August – September 2022 by Jasmine Reiko and Pecorino at Aupuni Space.
From the original exhibition text:
SPA: healing object is a meditation on the function of shrines as a techno-spiritual, ambient and virtual process. Shrines are regarded as Holy Place due to associations with a Certain Divinity, a Sacred Person or Relic, or marked by a building or Other Construction. The experience is furnished with artifacts of release, elation, and being nothing, nowhere.
What do shrines and spas have in common? They offer its user, believer, and guest a state of impermanence and relaxation all in one place, embedded in ritualistic repetition and mantra. They offer space for healing and self help; this can be dirty and disturbing, refreshing and restorative. Healing is something that hurts, the act of recovering one’s instinct to presence in the process of decay. Sometimes self care is self harm.
SPA considers the energy of accumulation/collecting for no reason, of taking/investing for no reason, of reverence both private and public, of extending and sustaining the idea of shrines past its physical site and into a atmosphere that is all accessible yet chaotic in its freedom and lavish insistence in the now.