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Video installation: It Suits Me Well

Short thesis

video loop Martina Menegon 2016.



In It Suits Me Well the UV map of my scanned body was printed onto a semi-transparent soft fabric in its original size and my attempts to wear it were recorded. Digital media is used to re-materialise the body, while questioning the gap between real and virtual, flesh and data. The body is the core, the platform of expression. It is a fluid body, constantly switching between realities, physical and digital states. In a contemporary version of what Lacan calls “paranoiac knowledge”, we need to relate to the virtual image of ourself in order to establish a relationship with the self, physically and digitally.