Photo: Eliana Heredia
THE AGE OF THE WRINKLES
The age of the wrinkles is a project based on skin diseases. Our body has wrinkles from the first hours of life and therefore the ability to stretch, wrinkle and wrinkle again with time. But what is our first and last wrinkle?
Wrinkles are marks, scars, sometimes they accompany us all our life – like the lifelines of a hand; in general wrinkles appear gradually until they fill our body with their presence.
In the first hours of life we have many wrinkles because our skin's surface has not yet had time to stretch and tighten. In our old age we already have so many wrinkles that there are no surfaces left upon which time can inscribe itself. This generous and defenseless surface called skin can give premature babies and the elderly far-reaching experiences. Consisting of millimetric layers that overlap each other, skin, when in contact with another skin, can stimulate dormant regions in the brain and reverse devastating diagnoses.
The age of the wrinkles is a reflection on the condition of the skin at its beginning and end. It shows the fundamental role of the feeling of being loved, cared for and accompanied until the end of our days.
Photos: Patricia Escriche
ABOUT ELIANA HEREDIA
Eliana Heredia (*1978 São Paulo, Brazil) lives and works in Berlin and Buenos Aires.
She studied at the Instituto Universitario del Arte (IUNA) in Buenos Aires to become National Professor of Sculpture in 2000 and graduated from the Master's School of the University of Arts (UDK) Berlin in 2011.
She has received several scholarships, among others from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Argentina 2008), DAAD (Germany 2009) and German Art Fund (2013). She has participated in artist residencies in South America and Europe, for example at the Maison des Cultures du Monde (Vitré, France 2011) or at the Atelierhaus Salzamt (Linz, Austria 2013). Her works have been exhibited in museums, galleries and art spaces in Europe and South America, such as the Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig (MdbK), Casa Argentina in Paris (France), Kunst im Bauhof in Winterthur (Switzerland), Reload – Ex ofﬁcine di via Ghisleri in Rome (Italy), Museo de Arte Latinoamericano (MALBA) in Buenos Aires (Argentina).