My second skin
When we are born into the world, we are open to the emir and can become anything. We only have a body, senses, brain and skin to experience the world. Later, our experiences begin to build up on us, like a second skin, which consists of victories, mistakes, interactions with other people. Each of us is a collage, a kaleidoscope, a puzzle, a patchwork quilt of it all. The "second skin" (experience) adorns and protects us, like our clothes and armor, on the one hand. On the other hand, it restricts us, shapes our fears, like a straitjacket. My "straitjacket - dress" with long sleeves made of photos of me, places, life events that influenced me, things that influenced me, created my personality and my character.
I am a crossword puzzle of several countries that have influenced me, several languages, marriages, names, surnames, professions. All of these words are parts of my identity. Therefore I made the heart shaped pocket with a crossword puzzle image. This installation invites you to reflect on your personal experience. What is your "dress"? How does this experience adorn you and present you as a beautiful garment? How does this experience confine you like a straitjacket?

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