GLAMCULT / 2017 / ISSUE 2 / #123 / EU

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Body Politics Clara & Marie Visual scientists of the human body

Dutch performance artists Clara and Marie continuously fantasize about a parallel reality. Whilst studying at the Design Academy in Eindhoven they investigated the possibilities technology provides if it were to merge perfectly with our own bodies. Playing with Technicolor stills, sound bites and modified materials, the pair scientifically examine the intervening possibilities of technology on our bodies and what it means to be human. Body Politics: “By augmenting ourselves with technology we increase our potential to express.”


By Rebecca Nevins


Shalva Nikvashvili Queer tattoo talent As soon as the needle hits the surface, Shalva Nikvashvili injects pockets filled with love and acceptance into the human skin. He engraves it with clean-lined artworks, all the while hoping it will help spread emancipative ideas on love, sex and gender to establish greater acceptance. Despite differences, this queer tattoo artist is hoping to transcend all barriers to reach a pure emotion, as he believes whatever is felt must endure. Body Politics: “The body is just a balloon—you can blow it and squeeze it: everyone is able to love themselves for who they are.”



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