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  1. Cartography, tattoo, 2016

    Courtesy SCHUNCK*

     

    From the chart of birthmarks Vaassen mapped from her body, people can choose one of the artists’ birthmarks and get it as a permanent tattoo on their own body. Each mark is only distributed once and is tattooed by a professional tattoo artist. Both shape and place are fixed because they will come as an exact copy from the original. When someone receives a birthmark tattooed, they become part of the artwork and also receive a poster, certificate of authenticity and a framed Polaroid photo. Every mark is documented by the artist, who keeps track of all birthmark doubles and thus she maps the physical support by others.

    Within the SCHUNCK* collection this work is represented by framed Polaroids of each tattoo. As new people receive tattoos the work also grows within the collection, creating a third set of coordinates.

    As natural birthmarks tend to evolve over time; fade, stretch, grow or appear the tattooed marks may change according to the life of their bearer. Starting from one map all constellations created are in constant evolution.

     

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  3. Photo: SCHUNCK* Parkstad Limburg Prijs 2016

    Photo: SCHUNCK* Parkstad Limburg Prijs 2016

    Photo: SCHUNCK* Parkstad Limburg Prijs 2016

    Photo: SCHUNCK* Parkstad Limburg Prijs 2016

  4. Currently eighteen people have a copy birthmark, these copies are photographed and framed.

    Currently eighteen people have a copy birthmark, these copies are photographed and framed.

    Currently eighteen people have a copy birthmark, these copies are photographed and framed.

    Currently eighteen people have a copy birthmark, these copies are photographed and framed.

  5. Special thanks to the Ink Society

    Made possible by the Mondriaanfonds