Friday, 2 May 2008

The Skin Crawling Science Art of Laura Splan


Laura Splan weaves a delicate juxtaposition of our body's internal function with physical adornments like clothing. She endeavors to expose the symptoms of a broader social discomfort with the unpleasant realities of human biology in things like a negligee (see Trousseau) made from cosmetic facial masks and machine-embroidered with various botanical and ornamental decorative motifs.


In this video she introduces us to her work.

On the other hand you may want to have a peak at her Blood Scarf.

Blood Scarf fascinates not simply for its uncanny construction, but because of the paradox at the center of its relationship to its wearer: that it fulfills the scarf's function! to warm and preserve the human body through a process that si! multaneo usly debilitates a given wearer.


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