I wish we had no scars
Iron, two actuators, timer
130 x 40 x 40 cm
July 2023

A temporized mechanism moves two iron slabs that are kept together thanks to two hinges. Each plate is engraved with obscure codes, but these signs are only apparently undecipherable. In fact they are all scars that thicken the skin as a witness of lived experiences stratified. An external timing scans the repetitiveness of approach attempts: the two bodies get close until they touch only in correspondence of the sole common scar. When the two scars meet, their thickness doesn’t permit the two body to really touch. The distance of the two bodies remains imperceptible but always present, hindering a deeper connection.