NewTown’s SKIN! explores the outer millimeter of the human body; epithelia, epidermis, sweat glands, pores, follicles, nerves and subcutaneous fat; its actual and imagined freight of creases, wrinkles, supple luxuriance’s, scars, and aesthetic adornments through installations, image essays, performances and more by many of our region’s most adventuresome artists.
SKIN! delves deep to artistically represent the impact of advertising and commodification on a visual self image.
Skinplant, a live interactive performance by Infranatural (Jenna Didier, Oliver Hess and Marcos Lutyens), reveals the human body as landscape through dimensional tattoos - sculpted synthetic cartilage grown via injection just below the epidermis.