Soft Shucks 2019
Installation for the exhibition "What's a Body if Not a Shell" at The Grey Space in The Middle, Den Haag.
Silicone implants, body fillers, foam pads and lingerie that lifts the flesh from falling into the natural force of gravity. We see naked bodies on screens, though we are still scandalized by natural raw nudity.
The project arises from an interest in aesthetic implants. Soft shields, usually hidden under the skin, causing the observer to oscillate between temptation and repulsion. Viscosity and agglomeration, naked flesh and designed shapes, organic and artificial, freedom of power and populist criticism, abandonment and control.
Everything becomes swollen and almost on the verge of breaking.
Project by Raquel Sánchez Gálvez & Greta Desirèe Facchinato in collaboration with photographer Yres Isabella.