Sloughing skin is one of my graduation projects. This is a textile exploration of the skin surface, its aspects and meanings.
The skin is considered as a clothes. Largest organ of the human body, the skin encloses the subject in its enclosure and marks both the closing and opening. In many European languages, the skin is a human metonym. In English for example, "save skin", "get under someone's skin", "jump in (one's) skin", "play out of your skin" : the skin is the subject. The skin is saturated with unconsciousness and culture, it reveals the mind of the subject, but also the part it tooks in the social link, the history that bathes.
The skin is the point of contact with the world and others. Simultaneously the limit and the opening, it tells the individuals sovereignty in the world, the volume they occupy. The body is the space that gives itself to see and read the appreciation of others. It is through it that we are named, known, identified with a social class. "The body is the general tool for understanding the world", Merleau-Ponty.