Thick skin was developed during a three month residency in Slovakia at k.a.i.r. and wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of the Goethe Institut in Bratislava.
Together with the incredible artist duo Gethan&Myles this collaboration piece was developed for the Kosice White night, 2014.
The 2173 linden seed pods are laid in a circle. Next to it, a plinth has two narrow viewing holes. Inside the plinth, a speaker with extreme low frequency makes the leaves jump up and down, creating a tickling sound.
The social seclusion was rather dominant during the residency and apart from all working with language individually, the collaboration also reflects on the connections we desire to have and the disconnections we feel towards the other nonetheless.
400cmx400cm; linden seed pods, music, sound, plinth