DEAR INFLAMED FOLLICLE,
THERE IS A COMMEMORATION IN MY SKIN (2019)

prints on acetate paper, bilingual sound, 10’30”

TRANSCRIPT OF THE SOUND PIECE
 
in her work "dear inflamed follicle, there is a commemoration in my skin", marina papazyan draws from her image-based research on leprosy, starting firstly from her own skin and then expanding it to the history of the illness in her own family, turkey and the world. she writes an intimate text on her relationship with the images and narratives that she encounters, and points also at the historical conceptions of leprosy as a catalyst for biopolitical domination. she brings together the genetic memory of her skin and that of her own family through photographs. marina also refers to the meaning of the skin in terms of contact, conditions of encountering others, the impact of such encounters, and the body as a whole.
 
—Kevser Güler