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Transforming Bodies

Maria Viirros presents the issue and gives us an insight into their reflections on how to approach the role as editor. With this issue, Viirros wants to create a space in which the reader can peek into the rich field of body arts, its histories, contours, and possibilities, while providing the artists with a platform to reflect upon their practices from a perspective that is not commonly considered when their work is discussed.

Art that hits a nerve

In this text, Marita Wikstrøm Svěrák introduces us to the field of body piercings, scarification, and body suspension. She explains the craftsmanship behind the different practices, as well as her fascination with scars and the importance of pain. Throughout the text, the artist gives insight into the social and psychological part of her work and explains how it is deeply embedded within her practice.