Caspar Berger

Skin and Bone / Self-portrait 24

Human body as structure
Sometimes the human body can feel like a building, architecture that you can walk around inside. Your own body as a city in which the inhabitants live together. This is my own city, in which the most important data carriers for my identity come together: my skeleton combined with my skin.

The skeleton as separate entities
All 172 replica bones, obtained from a CT scan of my own skeleton, are encased in a tightly sewn cover, made from a silicone cast of my own skin. Thus, the cover forms a closed skin and every part of ‘my’ skeleton to independent, separate entities.