2nd Skin: Emmy Skensved & Grégoire Blunt

June 25th – July 5th 2015

My body.
My body is so beautiful.

The water wicks off in beads. They said we’d perfected a second skin. The first installations were somewhat successful. The FDA went along. The size of the lobby was almost unstoppable.

The shower still has some sentimental value, I guess. The steam, the water, the time to disconnect. I watch the water bead off of my epidermal envelope, knowing that its self-cleaning, self-regenerative, and utterly inert to the acidic pollutants of the atmosphere. I knew, I knew I would react to the anti-rejections, and the immunosuppressants, but I didn’t know it would feel this good.

The doctor said to me “Eventually, you’re going to have to ask yourself the question: are you wearing it, or is it wearing you?”

-Dylan Aiello
An eBook compiled by Visualize->Actualize
A scent by Clémence de La Tour du Pin
An audio-video installation by Grégoire Blunt & Emmy Skensved

With texts by: Anna Sagström + Matilda Tjäder, Susy Oliveira, Zayne Armstrong, Dorota Gaweda, Emma Siemens- Adolphe, Susan Ploetz, Jeni Fulton, Kate Brown, Egle Kulbokaite, Wojciech Olejnik, Antoine Renard, Mark Stroemich, Robin Murphy, Carl Palm + Sebastian Rozenberg, Lauryn Youden, Viktor Timofeev, Zuzanna Ratajczyk,Beny Wagner, Shaun Motsi, Luca Iemi, Dylan Aiello, Alex Turgeon, Bitsy Knox, Clémence de La Tour du Pin

Exhibition atmosphere contained ~2.22 μg/m3 nicotine and ~0.71 μg/m3 caffeine.

Full video here: https://vimeo.com/120677279


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