2 channel video installation, 6.07 min.
Edition 6 + 2 AP

Performance & Video by Ana Lessing Menjibar

Somatolyse – ancient greek [Somato - Body, lysis = Dissolving].The term is used in biology for camouflaged animals who use optical adjustments as a survival technique to blend into their surroundings. In this video work, the artist is painting their own torso black in front of a black background, and in the other screen, white in front of a white background. With this work a homogenous society with it´s pressure to adapt to a certain lifestyle doctrine is driven ad absurdum: the human being dissolves as he conforms to his environment. A painted anti portrait.

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