Interspecies Flesh

Installation for a Happening of more-than-human-somatics.

A series of multi-species flesh and skin scales fall on the bodies lying down, penetrating their structures, their pores, entering into symbiosis with them.

The skin sensors of different species merge into a single flesh. The scales expand around the room and take over the bodies present to remind them of our composition: a symbiosis of life forms, pure transversal amalgam, a small part of a great vital concert that we (humans) do not orchestrate.

INTERSPECIES FLESH is a happening of hybrid and interrelated bodies. Bodies that are prone to the sensuality of symbiosis and far from any desire of annihilation. These bodies are transversally crossed by life and become cooperative environments of all living beings.

INTERSPECIES FLESH by is part of the study group series “Conjugar Mundos: Corporalidades Multiespecies” directed by Fernando Quesada. It is developed at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. It is also part of the series of Happenings that we develop in our laboratory LSAAP.


Direction and authorship: María Auxiliadora Gálvez

Pop-Up Somatic Architecture material (Installation): Cut and folded paper and threads.

Event made in collaboration with the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.

Pictures by Daniel Martín-Villamuelas, Clara Derrac and María Auxiliadora Gálvez

Acknowledgements: Thank you Mauro Gil-Fournier and Fernando Quesada.