new skin colors

Languages carry cultural significations - inherently & definitively. New languages can only be conceived in relation to new cultures, new places, new identities. How will they sound? What will they say? Where will they come from? What will they look like? There is no inside and there is no outside: people are a product of their environment even as they act in shaping their environment. The body is tied to the land. The dermis is the intermediary between the seen and the unseen, the membrane interacting and interchanging between body and world - it is formed by the world. New skin connotes new surroundings, a new body for a new world. Project ongoing from 2011 to the present in collaboration with Dutch artist Tjitske Hemkes.