BLOOM OF FLESH
2019, KUNSTHAL AARHUS, AARHUS, DENMARK
2022, RATHAUS REINICKENDORF, BERLIN, GERMANY
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.
BLOOM OF FLESH, 2022, RATHAUS REINICKENDORF, BERLIN, GERMANY
BLOOM OF FLESH, 2019, KUNSTHAL AARHUS. AARHUS, DENMARK, (PHOTOS MIKKEL KALDAL)