Medium: Photography (17 images + 1 text image)
Dimensions: 17 at 20 cm x 30 cm + 1 at 24 x 41
This series presents the biography of an individual (the artist), at a specific point in time, as told through his scars. What appears is a complete catalogue of the external, physical traces of both large and small traumas that accompany the life of a person. Skin is the principal human organ exposed to the outside world and as such is particularly vulnerable. Wounds are physical traumas and the resulting scars are a record of those traumas. They represent both memory and experience. Not all scars, or traumas, leave a visible trace even if their imprint remains. Together they reflect the visible and invisible interior traumas that contribute to shaping life. Taken at a specific moment in time, the photographs serve as well as memories of memories of traumas and experiences.
The photos present macro images of the scars, which become aesthetically different from how one is usually accustomed to viewing scars. They go from large and highly visible scars to tiny and nearly invisible ones. At times, some parts of the body become completely unrecognisable and the skin takes on a different aspect. Additionally, the appearance of the skin also becomes significantly different depending on the part of the body where the scar is located.
The lower part of the photos contains a sort of hospital chart that rigorously details when and where the injury resulting in the scar occurred.
Divieto di Abbandono, Centre d'Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, Luxembourg, September 2016