IMPACT TATTOOS: Pop-up Event
"We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we've lost our connection to ourselves." - Andy Goldsworthy
As part of Justin Brice Guariglia's AFTER NATURE exhibition, 'Impact Tattoos' is a pop-up event held at Two Thirty-One Projects in Chelsea, New York. The exhibition primarily focuses on the human impact on our planet, also known as the Anthropoecen epoch; documenting the ever-changing landscape of Greenland which effectively determines our global's climate. Influenced by the body of work, the tattoos were designed to show support towards the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and to take a stance with scientists who have been fighting to get the facts across. With claims that global warming is a concept constructed by the Chinese jeopardises the life works of devoted organisations and individuals, and to get a tattoo is to remind ourselves of the gravity of the situation we are in.
With tattoos serving multiple purposes from commemoration and support, to making a statement and being an individual, the intention of these designs were made to be unique but to also be a part of a movement. Designs were organised according to the categories appeared in the show: meteorites, glaciers, melted ice sheets, ice cracks and icebergs. Alongside permanent tattoos, temporary ones were also available.
Sessions took place on opening night on March 2nd 2017 and every Saturday during the show's running time.