Kerry Downey + Douglas Paulson, with support from Joanna Seitz

Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

2013-2018, single channel video clip and stills

Total run time: variable


It is unclear where the body begins and ends - touching and rubbing in an endless world of skin. Using medical moleskin to alter and tend to the body, this work plays confuses the binaries of interior/exterior, male/female, self/other, healthy/sick. Despite these bodies myriad differences, they constitute the same white racial identity, just as the moleskin approximates an average, standardized hue of “whiteness.” The work takes place in a beige room, using skin and manufactured materials to echo the relationship between white skin and the construction and pervasiveness of whiteness.