Siglinde Langholz Shows Work at VI Biennale of Tijuana

The art installation that I presented in the VI Biennale of Tijuana was called Skinning (In Spanish Desprendimientos).  This was an installation of a huge human cocoon measuring 17.40 feet tall and made of transparent plastic, pork skin, horsehair and thread. The materials explore the paradoxes of the human condition; the relationship between wrappings and smothering, and oppression and freedom.  To complement the dialog with materials and technique, sewing and embroidery with hair horse and thread are presented in the piece to refer to the invisible connections, attachments, and suturing incisions that we are continuously involved with in daily life.

In a metaphorical context this installation refers to the transformation, metamorphosis and diverse forms that exist in a determined space. This space is where small events can have large and wide spread changes such as the color of a flapping butterfly’s wings while in flight once it has gained its freedom from the cocoon. Creating this discourse of cause-and-effect in context of the course of change and movement in a human life is an important part of this work.