"My Model Body" Art Installation
"My Model Body" interactive art installation had its debut showing at FIGMENT San Diego, in Chicano Park, in April 2013.

(UPDATE May 2013: I have designed T-shirts with the text on the installation, as a further play on the absurdity.)

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The humorously critical project offered people an opportunity to compare themselves to the supermodel silhouette: face to to face in the imaginary impression of a mirror, or at real physical scale.

The idea was born out of a serious concern with the publicized woman's body - our social obsession with thin ideals - that falls nowhere close to average or, for the majority of the population, healthy.
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The installation was organized so that it is spatially interactive. For this reason, and to increase curiosity, the figures are painted different colors on different sides.

Text added another layer of humor, criticism, and curiosity, as people walked around this maze of bodies to see what is written on each piece and side.

The supports are specifically designed to invite people to get right up to the silhouettes easily.
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As opposed to some projects which look better on (and are sometimes designed for) camera, this one was experienced much better in person. This is due to its human scale and one's 3D perception within a small space.

In most photos, due to the wide angle camera lens, the spacing looks farther between the bodies, and the installation feels flatter. It was actually quite cozy and felt very 3D/spatial in person.

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Here is a low-res video by the founder of FIGMENT walking through my project.
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