Cuero vivo – Live Skin

Carolina Saquel

Chile 2009, video, col, 7 min

The title is a reference to a malefic creature in a Chilean popular legend, which was said to be responsible for the disappearance of men and animals wandering too close to the water shores. Saquel’s work explores the ancestral fears hidden within each of us, the ones that gave birth to Greek mythology, the Grimm brothers’ tales as well as contemporary horror movies and tabloid back page stories.