Kintsukuroi: Golden seams

Over 3 hours I gild each one of my scars with gold leaf. A ritual of memory and repair.

“Kintsukuroi (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. […] As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

Shown at //BUZZCUT// festival, Glasgow and Emergency, Manchester in 2016.