BLOOM OF FLESH

2019, KUNSTHAL AARHUS, AARHUS, DENMARK

6 PIECES EACH 30CM x 40CM

IMAGE TRANSFER ON ALUMINIUM


Bloom of Flesh is of a series of manipulated portraits of individuals wearing bald caps. The pieces are made up of layers of photographs shot within a few minutes, merged, and edited both digitally and manually through a layering of photo transfers onto aluminium sheets. The pieces depict the human body as a site of horror and uncontrollability by amalgamating the physical and mental experience of inhabiting a body and the possible discrepancy between the two. Composed as a series of portraits shown in the style of an interview or formal conversation, the frontality and focus on the face suggest a conversation between the displayed body and the invisible interviewer or interlocutor. A situation similar to the frontal, verbal, and formal exchange between a patient and a health practitioner. The bald caps here enforce a form of de-individualization that hints at the clash between the standardized and objective approach to the diseased body and the highly subjective experience of illness from within.

PHOTOS BY MIKKEL KALDAL