Kerry Downey + Douglas Paulson, with support from Joanna Seitz
Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves
2013-2018, single channel video clip and stills
Total run time: variable
 

It is unclear where the body begins and ends - touching and rubbing in an endless world of skin. Using medical moleskin to augment the body, this work plays with over-determined binaries between interior/exterior, male/female, self/other, healthy/sick. Despite these bodies myriad differences, they constitute the same white racial identity, just as the moleskin approximates an average, standardized hue of “whiteness.”  The work takes place in a beige room, using skin and manufactured materials to echo the relationship between white skin and the construction and pervasiveness of whiteness.
 

Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

Kerry Downey Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

Kerry Downey Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

Kerry Downey Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

Kerry Downey Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

Kerry Downey Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

Kerry Downey Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

Kerry Downey Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

Kerry Downey Our Bodies Without Organs Ourselves

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