Excerpt, this is not the whole book (50 pages out of 80)
I explore the border as a transition zone between the internal and the external, using the skin as a metaphor. Photography paper functions as a substitute for skin, the skin that meets, physically reacts, protects and isolates. The body becomes an image and the image becomes the body. I distort the flat surface of the photograph, manipulating it to produce a fragile, ruin-like sculpture, resisting the superficial body: a self-imposed prison of voids. My work engages with perceptions of the body in the digital age, questioning how to conceptualize corporeality through the flat screens that have become the default way of engaging with one another. Do we still need the body? In this dynamic world, which gives us just one glance to make an impression, there is a great temptation to focus all our attention on the surface. How do you shape yourself in the midst of a universal mould that forces itself upon you everywhere? We have become as thin as our screen.