One Month On Skin
54 cm x 62 cm
b&w silver gelatine prints, framed
In my work, I often search for shared forms of knowledge production and authorship. The photographic series One Month On Skin is also a result of this approach. The work deals with the indexical character of photography in its most immediate form: I ask friends and colleagues to wear a developed but unexposed piece of photographic negative on their body for the period of one month. Subsequently, the emerging photographic image is not due to the effects of light, but to bodily traces (such as sweat) and mechanical effects caused by friction and movement. The indexical image is thus a result of physical processes and an equally intimate and abstract testimony to a lived span of life.