Skin Garment Series 

Second Skin

Huge thanks to volunteers:

Jamir Smith,

Andi Mead, and

Summer Kortbaoui

This series of garments are life-casts of volunteers who gave their body to become a layer others can try on. This idea evokes thoughts on the permanence of our body as a temporary home our souls live in.  These pieces are interactive and activated when someone wears them. The results and reaction can vary through wearer and garment and the results can be liberating, comforting, fun, disturbing, political and controversial simultaneously.

© Manuela Benaim 2018 – 2019