Exploding Borders – Creating Membranes in Art, Technology and Society
FACT, 1.2.-30.3.2008, exhibition curated by Jens Hauser

sk-interfaces is a multi-disciplinary exhibition of contemporary art works which reflect the progressive feeling of uncertainty and ‘inbetween-ness’ which we encounter in the age of technological extensions. Much like a generalized rite of passage, the 17 international artists translate this emotionally uncomfortable ‘betwixt and between’ period. They make use of today’s sensation of being ‘neither here nor there’ to engage us into moments of enhanced self-reflexivity. Skin represents a place where art, science, biopolitics, philosophy and social culture inter-face. Materially and metaphorically, artists replace borders that tend to separate by membranes that need to be negotiated; between spaces, species, gender, senses, disciplines and genres.

sk-interfaces launches FACT’s Human Futures programme in Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.

Works by:
Tissue Culture and Art Project – Victimless Leather

Orlan – Harlequin Coat

Wim Delvoye – Sybille II

Stelarc – Extra Ear: Ear on Arm

Art Orienté objet – Artists’ Skin Culture, Roadkill Coat, Trans-species Aura Photography

Critical Art Ensemble – Immolation

Eduardo Kac – Telepresence Garment

Zbigniew Oksiuta – Biological Habitat, Spatium Gelatum, Cosmic Garden

Jun Takita – Light only Light

Julia Reodica – hymNext Hymen Project

Maurice Benayoun with Jean-Baptiste Barrière – World Skin

The Office of Experiments – Truth Serum

Zane Berzina – Touch Me Wall

Jill Scott – e-skin: Somatic Interaction

Olivier Goulet – SkinFlags, SkinBag Corps.EXT

Yann Marussich – Bleu Remix

Kira O’Reilly – Inthewrongplaceness (at the Bluecoat)

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