Hermeneutics of Skin is a series of life-size photographs. They are remnants that document a set of performances exploring stillness, physical vulnerability, and the co-constitutive relationship between the body and social space. The performance took place 26 times, in 26 public spaces, between New York and California in 2015. The 26 life scale cyanotype photographs often call to mind death shrouds or shed skins.
CYANOTYPE ON SILK ORGANZA
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Metaxic Space: An Inquiry into the Nature of Embodiment, is an interactive sound project that employs text and the artist’s voice on cassette tape to chronicle and contextualize the research and experiences that led to the creation of the series, Hermeneutics of Skin. Lapses in the written text are filled in by recorded narrations on cassette, spoken directly into the reader’s ears on headphones. Over the course of the narrative, the reader/listener becomes the site where both written and aural voices commingle: the medium and metaxic space where meaning is deciphered.
26 cyanotypes on silk organza, nails, fluorescent tubes, cassette tapes, hand-stamped cases, leather cord, text booklets, cassette player, headphones, books, blank book, pen, magnifying glass