autoantibodies is a series of self-destructive stools inspired by traditional german idioms.
am Ast sägen auf dem man sitzt
sawing the branch on which you're sitting
sich ein Bein ausreißen
tearing off a leg
sich wie ein Frosch aufblasen
puffing up like a frog
Self-destructive behavior is almost never intentional. In emotionally tumultuous situations where we resort to such actions, we leave behind all reason and buy into thinking that a self-destructive action benefits us. We consider it a short relief from turbulence we fell into.
An autoantibody works in a similar fashion. Like a bug in one's system, it is a type of antibody that is produced by an organism’s immune system to attack its own healthy tissue.
In a state of self-destruction, the balance sought is also a crisis of imbalance.