What is itching even as a phenomenon? It is something that predicts and maps to the scratch; it triggers the destruction of immaculate. In my work I try to externalise and map the itch. There is a bracelet with the pulse number counter and a sharp object (my wisdom tooth) attached to the motor. The bracelet activates and scratches the person’s wrist with a certain tempo — more rapid the pulse, faster the scratch. This can happen if a person is stressed, anxious ecstatic, or aroused. Once calm, itching stops.

Another part of the work maps the itch on the skin and makes it easier to observe. After making the itch more visible, the results were documented and assembled in a book and collages.

Video made with the help of Nastya Platinova in Berlin. Depicts a possible scenarios that trigger the work of the bracelet.

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