The Untouchable Skin
Director, Writer, Cinematography and Editor by Thang Khan Sian Khai
Additional Camera by Olga Pavlova and Ben Hunter
Photography by Thang Khan Sian Khai
Music - GMP (gmpmusic.com/)
Many times we feel compelled to change who we are in order to fit into where we are, to be accepted, to be normal. Does the context create the people or do the people create the context? Men act tough when they are around their friends to impress them. Women feel pushed into wearing makeup or adopting a certain style to accomplish the same thing. The pressure of our surroundings many times drives us to act against our instinct. As we follow social expectations, instead of our own intentions, we create a barrier between ourselves and the real world.
We become insensible from the reach of others, untouchable by the ones who have demolished their walls. Most people feel so desperately disjointed from their context that they strive aimlessly towards finding an identity, rather than embracing who they already are. Each person has a unique identity, a unique perspective in the world. If we can accept this, we can accept that there are as many “normals” as there are people in the world.