Memento Mori/ Vanitas

Performance/ Photography
Honourable Mention Salón Jóvenes con FIA
Caracas, Venezuela
2013




This project reaches the performance realized in November 2012 in which I ask a tattoo artist to make me an inkless tattoo of the words Memento Mori and Vanitas in my chest and my back respectively, and the documents of the healing process. I work with the paradox of how as we heal (an act of life) we are closer to our own death. This paradox is reflected also in the ephemeral nature of the tatoos made, since generally, tattoos are supposed to be permanent.