The skin is the body’s largest organ. It is the surface on which we meet the world. The skin defines other people’s first impression of us and it defines the ego, we know. The skin is a limitation and a security. A lot of people do not wish to donate their skin, when they die. Because without the skin you cannot recognize yourself. Without your skin you can be anybody.
”A longing for skin” is a cross-aesthetic work that speaks to the skin. It is a performance, that touches the longing for skin, that runs through history.
A Longing for skin is a longing for the skin of someone else. The skin of our own. Or the skin of a deceased. Behind the longing lies the questions of loneliness, identity and death.