Past Work > An Awkward Specimen (Installation at the Weatherspoon Art Museum)

Dermis Suit
Dermis Suit
2011

Dermis Suit brings up the physical and psychological act of control and power through voyeurism. Dermis Suit is an audio and visual piece in which I have placed myself in a nylon suit that is tethered to the wall thus creating a fixed position that alludes to the other that intervenes or controls. They physical cocooning of self symbolizes the mental construction of inadequacies and limitations, and in the video I can never quite find a way out. The audio portion of the installation examines the fight that is occurring inside the suit as I struggle to break free from my own skin. The listening device for the piece is a stethoscope that creates an intimate listening experience and allows the viewer to penetrate my skin.

nylon suit, video projection, stethoscope, tubing, earphones, wood, steel