A performed making by Tabitha Moses. A limb-form is pierced by innumerable entomological pins which track and form the spread of psoriasis. Each pin prick is a locus of pain but it is also a venting; a liberation of buried trauma.
itchy and prickly painful is part of a body of work which considers the skin as a threshold between psychological pain and its physical manifestation. The title is taken from an interview with someone who lives with psoriasis.
Tabitha Moses makes art about people’s lives, most recently her own. She won Liverpool Art Prize 2013 with work based on her experience of infertility and IVF.