Artists' Film: 新しい肌 / NEW SKIN by Mayumi Hosokura

Join us for a live viewing of Mayumi Hosokura’s film 'NEW SKIN #25 ttt', screening in collaboration with The LOVE Magazine. 'NEW SKIN', which launches alongside Hosokura’s new book of the same name, draws on feminist theory to anticipate the future of the body in a time of advancing digital technology.

Sunday 12 April 2020
17:00 BST, London
12:00 EDT, New York

Running time: approx 7 mins 


About New Skin
Deeply affected by Donna Haraway’s writing, NEW SKIN is Mayumi Hosokura’s proposition for a new way of thinking about identity, the body and desire. Its origin is one single, large-scale digital collage which Hosokura created using clippings from old gay magazines, statues, and found selfies, together with her own photographs — specifically choosing to use images of male figures only. Subsequently cut into 12 separate pieces the resulting fragments blur the boundaries between man and woman, human and animal, living and non-living beings; hybrid works that reimagine what it means to be human and which unsettle social conventions of desire. Drawing on feminist theory and current technological innovations, NEW SKIN anticipates the future of the body in a time of advancing digital and bio-technologies. 

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