Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Skin: A Documentary

Skin from Stamp on Vimeo.

Somewhat of an incredible idea, five people from as far flung cities as London and LA, volunteered to be tattooed by the likes of Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince and Raymond Pettibon. Lending the skin as a canvas to these celebrated artists has subsequently made them living, breathing works of art. Documented by Ryan Hope, this is a beautifully shot film of the work in progress. Featuring a soundtrack by Amon Tobin, Skin asks questions about what is art, how tattoos are perceived and how art is transformed when put onto the human form.

If you have a spare 40 minutes this film, admittedly a bit pretentious in places, is very, very worth watching.

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