Scan Your Skin

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 23, 2004, 3:20 p.m.

SyS > Scan your Skin
Book, web site and offline project
Call for ideas and proposals

Our skin is our vulnerable shell. It protects us and characterizes each one of us as an individual. Besides its physical attributes, our skin conveys differences between people; it takes on ancestral, historical, cultural and political implications. As time flows on, it carves more signs and meanings on our skin.

SyS (Scan your Skin) wants to explore this territory from different points of view. Creative personalities will suggest artistic interpretations of the project message, thus offering their own reading of the human skin. Photography, graphic arts, the written word; a bold, abstract approach or a sober and realistic one - each contribution will be a key component of this multifaceted jigsaw puzzle. The goal is to build a well-structured picture of human skin as a concept/research object. The final work will be published in a book and distributed to selected retailers.

Artists, writers, designers and cultural producers: we are calling you! Send us your work! (Format: 1 to max. 8 pages; approx. size: 17x24 cm./6.70x9.45 in.) It can be anything from a photo or photo series/sequence, to graphic work, to a story, an article or a poem (deadline: March 31, 2005).

We plan to organize a number of offline happenings and events to support and promote the book, and to link it to an ad-hoc web site: the "Scan your Skin" online project is under construction right now (check it out on, coming soon.)