These Images Are Not a Horror Movie Gone Wrong
Special effects makeup artist Bill Turpin made this deflated-body-like shape out of silicone for the Form Follows Function project.
Kai Bastard photographed the project using a large-format camera suspended 3 meters above the form.
This photograph is titled "Birth of Venus" and does oddly resemble Sandro Botticelli's iconic painting.
The photographs were taken using white and black backdrops, which Bastard says "allows the work to reflect back onto different sexual orientations, creating different dynamics while still giving precedence to and focus on the sculptural form itself."
Turpin used a wig made of human hair, making the figure look super realistic.
Form Follows Function intends to deconstruct the the ways people are conditioned to appreciate bodies, to "present the human form in a new and alien view," Bastard says.
"The thickness of the sculpture had to be thin enough to be flexible, but at the same time strong," photographer Kai Bastard says.
The images in Form Follows Function are unsettlingly beautiful.
"Capturing a moment in time allows the viewer to continuously reflect," Bastard says. "We want our work to resonate with the viewer [by] putting them into a state of self-reflection, denial, or shock."
Bill Turpin hand-painted the figure and added hair to the body.
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October 31, 2018 at 10:12AM