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Skin & Fabric

Fassih Keiso

By using sound and image, the installation Skin & Fabric examines the tensions between current Eastern and Western perceptions of the body and sexuality.

By interweaving an Arabic popular song with taboo video images of fragments of the human body, Skin & Fabric enters the cultural politics of sexuality and morality (through the body’s absence -in an Arab representational sense- and through its presence – in a Western sense). The video installation is characteristic of Keiso’s sense of irony and desire for blurring the boundaries.