Body Images
May 2019

Our skin is a complex organ. It is a membrane, a thin dividing surface between our bodies and all that lies within us and the exterior world without, a protective container for the fluid memory of the seas we carry within us. It is also a direct interface between the two: it conveys tactile information to our nervous systems and identifying information to others around us. Thus it both partitions and connects. Though the skin is undeniably of vital importance, the ways in which it is important shift with social changes: the meanings attached to skin and physical attributes are not fixed. And where lies identity, then, within or on our surfaces? In the brain, the consciousness, or even the microbiome? The films in this issue seek out identity and body as they move back and forth across the barrier of the skin, from our sun-buffering melanocytes to our particular neurochemistries, visiting in the process the many other meanings invested in our bodies: desire and reproduction, health and disease, life and death, yoga class and beach.

Be My Guest
Be My Guest
David Jermyn
The Biology of Skin Color
The Biology of Skin Color
Rob Whittlesey
Haute Flash
Haute Flash
Marne Lucas
Dead. Tissue. Love
Dead. Tissue. Love
Natasha Austin-Green
Mausoleum
Mausoleum
Lauri Randla
Cradle
Cradle
Devon Manney
2076 (Elegy)
2076 (Elegy)
Karly Stark
Free Yoga Week
Free Yoga Week
Evan Mann
Hairy
Hairy
Anka Schmid
Mind Your Body
Mind Your Body
Silke C. Engler
Squame
Squame
Nicolas Brault
Some of Her Parts
Some of Her Parts
Abie Sidell
I'm Not Sure
I'm Not Sure
Gabriel Hensche
A New Kind of Ray
A New Kind of Ray
Emma Rozanski
Jeom
Jeom
Kangmin Kim
Unravel
Unravel
Evan Luchkow
“What Happens to the Mountain” or “Laramie”?
“What Happens to the Mountain” or “Laramie”?
Christin Turner
Bittersweet
Bittersweet
Hugh Rodgers
Bird Watch - Health
Bird Watch - Health
Zahra Al-Mahdi
Venus
Venus
Jessica Oreck
Hybridities: Almost Other
Hybridities: Almost Other
Günes-Hélène Isitan
In Crystal Skin
In Crystal Skin
Michaela O'Brien
Retrosexe
Retrosexe
Jean-Baptiste Saurel
Grandma's Beauty
Grandma's Beauty
Kaltham Abdul Rahim Al Ali
Dana Ibrahim Al Serkal
Skin
Skin
Farah Diab
Notes from the Interior
Notes from the Interior
Ben Balcom
Lamina
Lamina
Christian Tschanz
Carne Que Recuerda (Flesh That Remembers)
Carne Que Recuerda (Flesh That Remembers)
Dalia Huerta Cano
Peau (Skin)
Peau (Skin)
Marine Koenig
Our Lady of the Hormones
Our Lady of the Hormones
Bertrand Mandico
Limbic
Limbic
Manfred Borsch
Ab Ovo
Ab Ovo
Anita Kwiatkowska - Naqvi
A Biometric Tale
A Biometric Tale
Nicolas Jacquet
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