Artist: Alison Bennett

Over the past decade, Alison Bennett has explored the way we negotiate and inhabit space and place through photography. SHIFTING SKIN is a closer examination of surface and embodiment via a digital encounter. Working with representations of human skin captured with a repurposed flatbed scanner, Alison has complicated the notion of digital photographic surface with an overlay of augmented reality that projects out of the physical print into virtual space. The image has not been translated back into a simulation of a limb or torso but wrapped around a landscape of peaks and valleys, describing the tonal scale within the surface of the subject, the pigmentation of scars, tattoos, skin tone and texture.