Skinn is an exhibition that showcased two related projects that have been in development from 2001-2002. The projects center on a unique investigation into consciousness, and the structures that emerge naturally from the mind. These two projects, Second Skinn, which relates to architecture and CorteX which involves clothing design, form part of a much larger investigation into the “form consequence” of thought and of other mental processes. In other words, this line of investigation seeks to generate a direct connection between the moment a thought is generated, or rather emerges from a background of consciousness, and its manifestation as a thought-object.
The boxed set for Marcos Lutyen’s Skinn is available upon request for $12 + shipping and handling [Sold Out]. The box includes text explaining the development process of the exhibit and a hypnotic induction CD. The audio on the CD is the same hypnotic induction session through which the designs for Second Skinn have been extracted from the unconscious. Listening to the CD will allow you to fully comprehend the Second Skinn process as well as becoming a participant – if you like. Not appropriate for anyone with a history of epilepsy.
About the Artist
Marcos Lutyens’s practice has centered on the investigation of consciousness to engage the visitor’s embodied experience of art. Exhibitions of infinite scale and nature have been installed in the minds of visitors. His investigations have included research with social groups such as the third-gender Muxhe, Raeilians, synaesthetes, border migrants, space engineers and mental architects to explore how unconscious mind-sets shift across cultures and backgrounds. Lutyens has developed projects that involve our external surroundings. Works include interactions with pedestrian flows, social media dialogue, air quality levels, animal and biological intercommunication.
Lutyens has exhibited internationally such as at dOCUMENTA(13), the 54th Venice Biennial, the Liverpool Biennial 2016, Manifesta 11, 14th Istanbul Biennial, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Royal Academy, the National Art Museum of China, MoMA PS1. He worked in alliance with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on the 14th Istanbul Biennial, where he also created a large scale installation on a ship, as well as preparing the public program ‘Thought Forms and Brain Waves: Neuro-Aesthetics and Art,’ which included some of the world’s leading neuroscientists. Lutyens recently launched his book ‘Memoirs of a Hypnotist: 100 Days.’ Present and recent work includes projects at the Guggenheim Museum, NY, the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, the Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, the Armory, NY.