Peeling the fiction
The operatory field is set up. A fragment of pitted skin emerges from the surgery frame, ready to undergo a dermo-aesthetic treatment: the “peeling” removes superficial imperfections, allowing for an apparent rejuvenation. Yet, which one is your true skin? Is it the one before the procedure or the one that will appear after that? Either of them lies above the dichotomy of true and false, above the subtle difference between animal skin and vegetable peel. Truth does not belong to things, but rather to the eye of the beholder.