ALL OF US BY Marlene Reischl

In her interactive installation entitled ďAll of Us,Ē Marlene Reischl confronts the aesthetics of scars. In addition to the visible external marks on a human being, scars also include enduring memories of injuries or experiences. The human body is incapable of remaking the wounded tissue exactly as it had been; nevertheless, after healing, the skin of a scar is stronger than before. We all have scars. No two are alike and each one is associated with a story of greater or lesser proportions. The installation visitorís body is scanned. Their touching of their body with one of their hands triggers the playback of macro-videos of scars at that same location on the body. This offers a glimpse of physical details that are seldom displayed openly. Interlinking the installation visitorís act of touching his/her own body with the subsequent selection of the video to be screened engenders an intimate, almost contemplative action


Mohsen Gallery