PHENOMENON OF EPIDERMISM
Sculptures made out of brand new wheels and tires, covered with latex as if human bodies were turned into formless ﬂesh. By looking closely, you discover parts of hands and feet that suggest cannon fodder.The biomass of body fragments is perceived as a reminder of crashed humanity. Alloy wheel gets under the skin.
With the premonitory video Phenomenon of Epidermis, Mas won the prize of independent critics at the prestigious Film Festival in Locarno in 2012.
The installation focuses on the wheel moving forward like a tank. Extinguishing everything in its way, it symbolizes the destroying and al-ienating mechanisms of our mass society.
What does Mas’ installation tell us about our fears? Is the human race de-stroying itself?