Pellicola, 2006

Pellicola in Italian means little skin or film. Both definitions of film and skin discuss actual physical presence whereas Shaughnessy/Shipton-Smith deal with the emotional separation between interiority and exteriority.  Physically our skin separates what is on the inside to what is on the outside.  Through Pellicola the artists begin to peel or scrape away their outer ‘skins’ to show the audience their inner identities.  By working together they push this concept to another level by stepping in to the world of the other.