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Silicone Levinas: The art of Corry Siw Mirski

“It’s the body that I am interested in, the body which is vulnerable.” At first sight, people often see blood and death in Corry’s works. But people who take time to look closer see more. One thing that is peculiar is that the sculptures don’t have heads whereas the images are just heads. Another aspect Corry mentions is the eyes. “When we look at each other we exchange something that is beyond our personality, or just beyond.” A face without eyes is a mask. Our egos create masks, that’s why some of the faces on her pictures don’t have eyes.

I filmed the making of one of Corry’s pictures, a large face, turquoise after a long period of painting red. The eyes of the turquoise face seem to be turned inward.

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