piel de gallina

Goosebumps are a phenomenon produced by the small muscle group called musculus erector pili. It is a natural response to stimuli like the cold or a strong emotion. The spinal erector muscle contracts and the hair stands up, which produces this fine pilomotor response.

My body remains inside a refrigerated burial chamber. The audience must open the chamber and pull out the table with my body in order to observe the effect of the refrigeration on my skin.

Curator Blanca de la Torre.
Video Karin Dolk.
Photography Gert Voor in’t Holt.
Commissioned and produced by Artium.

(Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. 2012)