|What is Beautiful?
Beauty is the phenomenon of the experience of pleasure, through the perception of balance and proportion of stimulus. It involves the cognition of a balanced form and structure that elicits attraction and appeal towards a person ...
America has developed a very unachievable concept of beauty through advertising manipulation and the worship of celebrities. Women and recently, men are continually confronted with an aestetic of perfection that is unattainable by most average people. Models are much taller and thinner than the average person. They also go to great lengths to maintain a distorted level of physical perfection. My project deals with the American standard of beauty that is unattainable for most people.
This installation is utilizes mirrors and a Quicktime animation to allow the viewer to be part of the installation and make it interactive. The viewer stands in front of the mirror looking at their reflection. The quicktime animation of average people and models morphing from face to face is projected onto the face of the viewer as they stand in front of the mirror. The viewer sees how different faces and features can be while still being beautiful.The images being projected are of different beauty types. Slavic blonde and blue eyes, African American, light skinned and dark skinned, etc. Also, differrent ages and male and female are all projected onto the viewers face.