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Skinned and Detouched - Alice Channer


Skinned and Detouched, by Alice Channer, are a pair of books about feelings. They are intended as portals to a single performative stage in the industrial production of two sculptures, and as an imaginative documentation of the multiple embodiments and disembodiments involved.

The books include two texts by Jennifer Boyd, one of which takes the form of an erotic fiction about liquid PVC, and the other a horror story in zero gravity. The design by Europa is loosely based on promotional catalogues for industrial processes.

Skinned and Detouched document one stage in the production of two sculptures:

210 s t r e t c h e d aluminium fingers for Mechanoreceptor, Icicles (red, red) (triple spring, striple strip) were dipped in liquid PVC at Plastic Coatings in Kingswinford, West Midlands, UK, on Friday 16 February 2018.

40 spider crab shells (Maja Brachydactyla) and 56 brown crab shells (Cancer Pagurus) for Crustacean Satellites were vacuum metallised at Dual Metallising in Tyseley, Birmingham, UK, on Monday 29 January 2018.

Text by Jennifer Boyd

Photography by Thierry Bal

Design by Europa

Printed in Birmingham by Genie in an edition of 1000
Supported by Eastside Projects, Konrad Fischer Galerie and Large Glass
Published by Eastside Projects and Motto Books in 2018

Softcover, 24pp
215 x 300 mm 

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