In Durban, South Africa, where I grew up, there is an ongoing urban, domestic battle between homeowners and wood boring insects. The insects damage wooden furniture and roof trusses. To get rid of these insects, pest control companies cover suburban houses in large tarpaulin tents and set poison off inside. The tarpaulins contain the poison, keeping it inside the infected house.
These ‘protective’ tarpaulins, which look rather skin-like, were the starting point for this ongoing series of work.