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What does it mean to be naked in front of you?

Perhaps skin is just another layer,

A coat we need to take off in order to get close.

I want to show you all of me,

every freckle and every scar.

I want to give you my weight.

I want to put my organs in your hands, my kidneys, my liver, my milt, my brains, my lungs...

Wait.

I would have to rip this body open.

It would stop working.

How far can we go in giving ourselves to another?

How far are we willing to go?

I wouldn't kill myself for you, just saying.

We would both loose me,

Besides I have never seen my organs.

They are me, but also hidden from me.

Even when I look in the mirror I don't see all of me.

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Projects by: Nina van Hartskamp