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THE FRAGILE SKIN OF THE WORLD

Taking its title from an essay by French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, The Fragile Skin of the World is an exhibition exploring what Jeremy Blincoe calls the “porousness of boundaries” and its material implications. The constructs of history and language have organised our comprehension of the world into false dualities: nature/culture, organic/geometric, past/present, within/without. Yet, for Blincoe, this way of thinking contradicts the complex web of relations that connects all things, as nothing exists in absolute isolation and not everything falls neatly into binary opposition. This is becoming especially true of the human body too, as recent innovations in virtual reality technology, artificial intelligence and digital prosthesis prompt us to rethink and perhaps even abolish the limits that define who and what we are. It is here, in this shifting, hybrid arena of fluid forms that The Fragile Skin of the World unfolds, a liminal space where silicon and glass meet, antiquity and future merge, the observer becomes a participant, and ambiguity acts in the service of clarity. 

Artist: Jeremy Blincoe
Location: Linden Projects Space, St Kilda, Victoria
Curator: David Hagger

Photography: Jeremy Blincoe
October 2022