Skin is constantly changing, regenerating, dying and renewing. It touches another, itself, and is itself being touched. More than a surface, or an envelope containing the body, it never ‘closes its eyes’. It gives, receives and remembers the imprints and traces of touch.
Touch is an expressive sense, reaching out and moving towards another. Through ceramics, drawing and embroidery this work explores the traces of touch, recording and materializing imprints and passages formed by touch in movement.
Material explorations, developing and building on research inspired by my work teaching at Imperial College medical school
Erin Manning – The Politics of Touch, University of Minnesota Press 2007
‘Skin reminds us that the body moves all the time, composing and decomposing itself, sensing all the while. Senses play on and beyond our surfaces – our skins – enabling not only new ways of coming to experience, but different ways of thinking the relation between making sense and sensing, between knowing and sensing, between expression and and content, between surface and depth.’ P114