Priest, G 2014, ‘In Profile: Alison  Bennett, Shifting Skin’, RealTime

“Alison Bennett sees the skin as a border. In Shifting Skin this works not only as a border between what is in and outside the body, but here it also operates on a metaphoric level with skin becoming the semi-permeable membrane between reality and fantasy. The material world crosses over to meet the fantastical, or perhaps the fantastical reaches out and grabs the real. For the viewer it’s this moment of border crossing that is most exhilarating, but as the technology becomes increasingly utilised for commercial means  […], the initial thrill may begin to normalise. Then it will be the content that becomes most important and artists like Bennett will hopefully lead the way, bending reality in ever more conceptually challenging ways.

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