skin

I have dermatographia, a condition in which one’s immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the hypersensitive skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw on my skin with just enough time to photograph the results.

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“A Blood Poem is inscribed into the skin with an inkless tattoo machine, on different areas of the artists‘ body. The words are constructed to sentences over seven large plasma screens, mounted in a circle”