People of all times and cultures have used aspects of their appearance to feel powerful or create an impression of power. These can be wearable items such as clothes and accessories, or modifications of the body such as tattoos, muscles or make-up. While these are subjective expressions, they are by nature inviting judgment from an audience. Therefore, they are also acts of self-objectification. The sense of power can be experienced in a completely private space, however it can only exist in relation to a wider social and cultural context. The exhibition Second skin examines what attributes of these symbols create a sense of powerfulness on a personal level, and their relationship to a wider societal context.
This is the second residency The Egg & Dart is undertaking. This time with illustrator/artist Elin Matilda Andersson. She will reside in the gallery for two weeks and create her work under that time on the walls of the gallery, while also investigating the audience responses with interviews which later will be available online as a podcast.
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