CHARLOTTE LYBEER: EPIDERMIS I I
isbn 9789490800406 ART PAPER EDITIONS
Idea Code 16023 $33.50
The tension between the real world and the parallel world is intensified in these portraits of morphsuits. The design and theatricality of public space extends into the private realm. Self-design is a statement in the virtual arena that is the Internet. How do I present myself to the other’s gaze? Which lifestyle do I use to construe an imaginary identity? In their Zentai suits these morphers succeed in escaping from the obligatory, omnipresent perception, the pressure of being seen, all the time, everywhere. They are encapsulated and unrecognisable in a completely enclosed form, vanishing into a trans-human identity that suddenly infiltrates reality in the place where Lybeer portrays them.
72 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, English