1995 – First Degree FX (Show your Wounds)

First Degree FX (Show your Wounds)

Band aid and instant tan

At the end of 1995 I was travelling for two months through the USA and I finished in a residency at the University of Niagara. I was visiting virtual reality facilities around the country. Everything looked artificial to me (perhaps it was only to my eyes), so I made this version of Denis Oppenheim’s endurance work (in the picture). I used a spray of instant tan. The title makes also reference to the 'reality' quality of the works of Joseph Beuys.

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