“They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.” Michelle Delio on Tattoos
I started working with people who modify their body around 2011 and with this video I tried to get closer to their skin. The crafted skin is a powerful communication, it is a tool to be. It is something beyond the visual, it is celebration. To me that happens in the subculture of clubs. In those spaces I find my models and my inspiration. This video work is a culmination of all that, the inspiration, the celebration. I choose it for MOCA Focus because this subculture has disappeared right now. The spaces are gone and no one knows what will survive this crisis.