© Giulia Lanza

Ecdysis

latex, mixed media and embroidery on chiffon and organza

 

variable dimensions

 

2018

“Ecdysis” is the scientific term to describe the process of shedding skin in reptiles and insects; it comes from the ancient Greek ékdysis=ekdý(ein)=“to strip off”.

 

The pieces presented highlight the aesthetic qualities of the organic layering of human body, focusing on its textures, bearer of the passing of time. 

A series of delicate draperies, between organic and artificial, a second skin born from a living shape, throughout the stages of its metamorphosis. They can be considered as the remnant that we leave behind. The flesh of our experiences, that takes the form of human fragments made out of different materials, such as fabrics, embroidery and natural elements.