image - handle with care
print behind Plexiglass
Format: 306 x 94 cm
Foto: Holger Ernst
Hair und make-up: Marion Garz
Through my work “dazzling image - handle with care”
I fulfilled my short-term dream of the gloss of beauty in a luxury-lifestyle
atmosphere with the help of a photographer and a make-up artist.
In a panorama format ten models froze in their poses in a limited
space. Their personal isolation produces an oppressive feeling in
the onlooker. There is neither eye nor body contact between them.
Each person is immersed in herself. They are completely preoccupied
with representing themselves, in order to differentiate themselves
from one another. The tense game of coquetry, the poses and impressions
place the models in the banal reality. The onlooker only realises
gradually that these are representations of one and the same woman.
The duplication of the model and the piecemeal revelation of its
attempted emulation in the serious game of “being a model”
lead to irritation and demystify.