Full-fat or semi-skinned?
The installation full-fat or semi-skinned? by Andrea Hasler shows versions of a body design that necessitate a radical intrusion into the innermost parts of humankind. As possibilities of modelling and perfecting the body’s surface have become endless as well as financially affordable, the question arises how decadence, wealth or the desire for an individually controlled and designed physicality can be expressed.
The observer is confronted with his or her own feelings of attraction and repulsion, of power, control and impotence. First and foremost, however, the artist dissects moral concepts generated by the media and deeply entrenched concepts in every individual without reassembling the dissected, separated and ornamented pieces into a new or different whole – because in the end, the installation room is merely a transit area.