Matthew Barney, Drawing Restraint 7 video stills, 1993

Matthew Barney, Drawing Restraint 7 video stills, 1993

Skin has a complex and vital interior beneath its dead outer surface. Skin’s middle layer, the dermis, is a dense substance made of collagen and elastic fibers, while the innermost layer of fat insulates heat and protects against injury. These hidden layers provide the supportive padding that shapes the body’s outer envelope.

Clothing supplements the skin’s defenses against the elements. Contemporary designers have hyper-extended fashion’s protective capacity, creating garments that serve as portable environments for the modern nomad, set loose in a wilderness defined by work and leisure as well as the forces of nature.

Ellen Lupton,  Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design 

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The Al-Shahid Monument in Baghdad by Wajdan Maher in 1983. The monument is built to resemble the characteristic blue domes that adorn the cityscape of Baghdad and represents the national pride of Iraq. It consist of a 40 meter dome cut in half and placed to form an”S” shape. Under the monument is a cultural complex that comprises of a museum, a library, lecture halls, and an exhibition space.

Cyber Boy, starring Juliano, photographed by Steven Underhill for XY Magazine, Feb 1999 [detail]

Cyber Boy, starring Juliano, photographed by Steven Underhill for XY Magazine, Feb 1999 [detail]


Good morning

still on that mirror selfie game

Good morning

still on that mirror selfie game

Chris Burden, Bed Piece video installation at CCA Glasgow, 1972

Chris Burden, Bed Piece video installation at CCA Glasgow, 1972

Terence Koh, Weisser Raum [White Room] installation at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2008

Terence Koh, Weisser Raum [White Room] installation at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2008

Valie Export video installation at Charim Galerie, 2012

Valie Export video installation at Charim Galerie, 2012

Amy Greenfield, Tides, 2009

Amy Greenfield, Tides, 2009

Douglas Gordon, Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from 1992 until Now video installation, 2010

Douglas Gordon, Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from 1992 until Now video installation, 2010