the Globe gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
04/08/2000 - 27/08/2000
A reading of the body
A collaboration with Czech artist Robert Novak
Epidermis exploits a specific condition Robert suffers from (med.Urticaria, spec. Dermographism), his skin reacts to any contact with an object by developing a temporary relief scar. This minor yet spectacular skin imperfection is put to good use.
I have used the surface of Robert’s body as a ‘blank page’ onto which I, the writer, inscribe various words & symbols. The selective process of negotiation between us (through which the words are chosen) reveals a peculiar relationship developing between the writer, writing and the page. The whole process is recorded in a series of photographs and videos.
EPIDERMIS ‘a reading of the body’ (2000)
single screen projection – 6.10 mins
Also exhibited for “On my way to Timbuktu” exhibition at I.F.A Berlin and I.F.A Bonn (Oct. 2002, Jan. 2003)