SKINS is an investigation of expectations imposed on artists in society.
Norm can be oppressive, dictating personal behavior and punishing deviations. In other cases the normative may be elusive and hard to grasp. Transplanting yourself to a new country implies trading a set of intuitive “rules” for new ones, which are largely unknown, and rarely defined for you in clear terms.
Migration is a revolutionary act on a personal, psychological level. It gives an unimaginable freedom from the set of norms and cultural memes of the ancestral culture. Since moving in Sweden in 2012, my artistic work has been dealing with the gains and losses of this transition. Of culture shock, nostalgia and confused impressions of my new country.
SKINS is made in collaboration with Erik Lindeborg.