SKIN: Philadelphia (April 2016)

1412406_10153363070201608_5030077129360848934_o

Orb and Anchors Aweigh recently announced the second installation in their SKIN series; the dates are set for April 15th and 16th in Philadelphia. Not structured like a traditional (if there is such a thing) ‘Suscon’, the Skin events present suspension (and the people who perform it) as a means of performance and ritual.

The official press release follows:

SKIN:PHILADELPHIA
In New York we explored community and life; we brought together practitioners from around the world, to prototype body suspension as a conceptual medium, through which we communicated forms of archetyping. In Philadelphia, we will be delving into the concept of dimension: we will expand the rigging surrounding bodies, to reflect the mental expansion we experience during the act of body suspension.

This installation will be more intimate, and will shift our focus to the concept of expanding dimensions. It is the next logical step on our path in the Skin series (the next one being Skin:LA, in 2017). As with our previous event in NYC, we will be opening this installation up to the public. This is not a SusCon format event; it is purely an art exhibition, as the two nights of Skin:NYC were. There is no registration, only ticket sales, starting in February.

Share this post:Share on TumblrTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on RedditShare on Google+Email this to someone

Shawn Porter has spent the majority of his life in the modification world. As a body modification archivist and documentarian, he has one of the most extensive collections of documents relating to the early American body modification community in existence. He edited the SPC website from 1995 to 2005, co-founded ModCon, was the host of ModCons 3.5 and 4, and created and hosted The Scarwars Project from 2004-2007. In 2011 Shawn launched Occult Vibrations, a blog devoted to traditional American tattoos with a focus on the occult and esoteric. He currently resides in Philadelphia with his Italian Greyhound, Bailey, and his wife Julia.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *