The Atopic Body
Within my bachelor work I wanted to dive deeper in the different connotations of atopy and how they resonate with my feelings and thoughts. Atopy expresses at the same time, something or someone unclassifable as well as placelessness in philosophy and it also describes hypersensitivity of the body in medicine. My work „The Atopic Body“ represents an interactive, safe space that focuses on the sensory perception and the bodily reactions of sensitivity. The living, breathing, human body is an opening to the world that surrounds it. This vulnerable body doesn‘t end on its surface, as it is always in contact with its environment and with other bodies. A relationship between those divergent bodies, the human and the material body, is being evoked, by the sensual reactions that are being experienced through touch, warmth and softness. The surface can make the bodily sensitivity to the environment visible, through heat sensitive colour. The traces, the physical body leaves behind, through his warm presence, shape the objects as well as the magnetic, interchangeable structures of the bodily objects.
A seemingly living and breathing organism can be created. The objects refuse to be in a constant shape or a constant place and therefore they can build an atopic body – a place within the placelessness!
interact with it. play with it. feel it.