305 – BODIES TERRITORIES , LIMIT NOTION CONCEPT – 1997
embroidered pig skin
200 cm x 300 cm
“305” … Closed territory. Isolated. Surrounded by scarring of wounds: BORDERS.
It’s a huge picture that alludes to the aerial pictures of land territories. Stand out in this picture, plots, rivers …
THE BRANDERED BODY.
How do we perceive the limitations of our own body? In an intimate way or by the sensory perception of the world -inside /outside- or by comings and goings movements between each other?
How this world -the other / others- interfere in the knowledge of own body, and how it can feed, disrupt, or change our own notion of our own limits during the exchange?
Are these limits physical? Perceptual? Structural?or spiritual? These limits depend on the body, and can be understood as a symbolic relation, as a closed or open space, intimate or external to us, but also confronted with other limits (or to other limitations)
How do we refer to ourselves? Which is the nature and the capacity of these spaces ? And what about the viewer, the other?
This work treats the question of identity, not only in a physical injury but also in a moral injury, and at the same time deals with the manipulation on the viewer in order to make him enter into this labeled body, into this new skin, to make him feel committed to that moral injury.