GEBEINE

nails covered with 24-carat gold leaf

showcase: plexi, mirror, metal

130 x 45 x 82 cm
 

This project started with the collection of my own nails. I kept them like little trophies of a futile battle against the passage of time. As and when more people have contributed to this collection. The whole process pronounces the qualities of slowness, invites us to trace the passage of time. The work questions the ambiguity of our society vis-à-vis the body, between sacralisation and fragility of our carnal and cultural envelopes.