Le catalogue, an artist’s book, is a mixture of all that. Samples of arms, backs, legs, and genitals, are organized into categories and offered up for viewing. You can pick the skin tone and size that you wish, thanks to the colour charts and order forms provided. Dramatically altering our body has been one of our most far-fetched aspirations. Like the snakeskin on the cover, however, such changes can have unexpected results. What will a totally refashioned body look like? Only the coming century will reveal the risks that we run.
In 2005, I made a digital version of Le catalogue in the style of an interactive eBook: