About Skin Deep
Skin Deep is an interactive photographic experience from Heroine Paola Paredes. It presents fifteen stories, representing the diverse sexualities and gender identities of the queer community in Ecuador.
Merging tactile interaction with new technology, the images presented break with traditional dynamics of museography and visual arts. The viewer becomes a participant who, through the act of touching and tearing the image, reveals the depth of each narrative. Skin Deep transgresses and questions how we interact with art; its innovative narrative creates a unique, playful and individual experience.
The interactive nature of the work invites the viewer to consider the subject beneath the surface of appearances, creating an empathetic and immersive approach to the humanity of these everyday stories.
This project aims to tear aside perceived stereotypes, and show a community that is ethnically, economically, generationally and emotionally diverse. It rejects the limited definition of gender or sexuality as static or innate. It recognises both as something fluid, built by each individual throughout their lifetime as they understand and consolidate their own identity.
Recorded Online, Thursday 2nd December 2021
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