Photography/Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl paper on Aludibond, 50 x 75 cm each
Skin I & II is a result of my interest in topics as desire/rejection, seduction, digital/physical, subject/object, gaze/touch. Both gestures (mano fica and mano cornuta) are derived from the field of apotropaic rites or objects which are said to avert the evil eye resp. to function as a sign of good luck. The gestures therefore exist as lucky charms but due to their sexual origin they also bear an inherent offensive meaning and resemble sexual fetish objects.
Both hands are plaster moulds of my own hands on which I projected another photograph (a shell, held by two hands, the same as in „Exercise“) as to cover the imperfect physical objects, that show the structure of my skin but have also little cracks, with a seducing „digital skin“ that clearly shows the grid of the projected image. The ephemeral picture and the sculptural symbol become one in the photograph but the viewer´s desire to touch the hands won´t be satisfied and he gets therefore rejected as well.