Material/Technique: Single channel Video ( 2:02 min), Sound, black wooden box
( 4ft x 6ft x 8ft), gold leaf, latex skin, Documentation Video duration:1:45 min
The black cubicle of “Vicissitude” presents the viewer two options- a ground floor view into the gold interior where fragments of shed skin cover the floor, or, on a ladder the viewer may look down into the space, where a video screen replays a scene from of a body inside the box, where its skin is torn from it by golden hands.
Gold is applied as a palliative skin to the ugly, a symbol of power and wealth. Gold was also used in pharmaceuticals to treat depression.