What is the consequence of the fact that our bodies are always ‘filling space’?
‘Fleeting Parts' by Amsterdam based artist Milena Naef explores the relationship between body and material and treating the body as a material. The marble plates show a cut-out that fits a body part perfectly. When the body merges with the stone, the body part that shows abstracts from the body so the body part can be perceived differently. The body leaves a trace in the stone and the other way around the stone leaves a mark on the skin because of the weight of the stone.
The stones are cut out on Milena's todays body. Meaning the stone will no longer merge with her changing body soon. The stone will outlive het body and become a autonomous object.
Milena Naef is the forth generation of a marble sculpting family.