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Edibleskin

Edibleskin imagines a future in which fashion becomes merely an extension of the body. From growing and consuming second-skins, to grown materials extending and altering the relationship with materials on the body, to swallowable pills that cause cellulose-material to form on the surface of skin, the work uses biotechnology and biomaterials to explore an alternative future where the relation between living and non-living, things and bodies, is expanded and blurred. These speculative future rituals of self-fashioning ultimately invite critical discussion of the ways in which we shape biotechnology in relation to everyday life.

Ali Schachtschneider, photographed by Hiu Zhi Wei

Ali Schachtschneider, photographed by Hiu Zhi Wei

Ali Schachtschneider, photographed by Hiu Zhi Wei