Body Images
May 2019

Our skin is a complex organ. It is a membrane, a thin dividing surface between our bodies and all that lies within us and the exterior world without, a protective container for the fluid memory of the seas we carry within us. It is also a direct interface between the two: it conveys tactile information to our nervous systems and identifying information to others around us. Thus it both partitions and connects. Though the skin is undeniably of vital importance, the ways in which it is important shift with social changes: the meanings attached to skin and physical attributes are not fixed. And where lies identity, then, within or on our surfaces? In the brain, the consciousness, or even the microbiome? The films in this issue seek out identity and body as they move back and forth across the barrier of the skin, from our sun-buffering melanocytes to our particular neurochemistries, visiting in the process the many other meanings invested in our bodies: desire and reproduction, health and disease, life and death, yoga class and beach.

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A Biometric Tale
Nicolas Jacquet
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Ab Ovo
Anita Kwiatkowska - Naqvi
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Limbic
Manfred Borsch
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Our Lady of the Hormones
Bertrand Mandico
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Peau (Skin)
Marine Koenig
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Carne Que Recuerda (Flesh That Remembers)
Dalia Huerta Cano
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Lamina
Christian Tschanz
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Notes from the Interior
Ben Balcom
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Skin
Farah Diab
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Grandma's Beauty
Kaltham Abdul Rahim Al Ali, Dana Ibrahim Al Serkal
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Retrosexe
Jean-Baptiste Saurel
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In Crystal Skin
Michaela O'Brien
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Hybridities: Almost Other
Günes-Hélène Isitan
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Venus
Jessica Oreck
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Bird Watch - Health
Zahra Al-Mahdi
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Bittersweet
Hugh Rodgers
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“What Happens to the Mountain” or “Laramie”?
Christin Turner
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Unravel
Evan Luchkow
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Jeom
Kangmin Kim
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A New Kind of Ray
Emma Rozanski
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I'm Not Sure
Gabriel Hensche
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Some of Her Parts
Abie Sidell
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Squame
Nicolas Brault
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Mind Your Body
Silke C. Engler
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Hairy
Anka Schmid
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Free Yoga Week
Evan Mann
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2076 (Elegy)
Karly Stark
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Cradle
Devon Manney
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Mausoleum
Lauri Randla
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Dead. Tissue. Love
Natasha Austin-Green
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Haute Flash
Marne Lucas
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The Biology of Skin Color
Rob Whittlesey
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Be My Guest
David Jermyn
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