Valter Tornberg (Fine Arts)

Hunger considers the animal nature of humans and the hard-wired instincts that guide our behaviour. The project inspects the body as a vessel containing our evolutionary history, with the dangers and competition faced by our ancestors still present in our triggered physiological reactions today. The work takes place in a moment in which two humans undergo a conflict while stress mechanisms are taking control over their bodies. The violent touch acts as a catalyst for sparking the instinctive aggressive behaviour. Trapped in a time warp, the fight starts over and over again, never fully resolving.

Keywords: Body, Contact, Skin