During my graduation year I became fascinated by the perception of beauty in our society. In ‚Diktatur der Schönheit‘ I investigated the rules that are imposed on women from an early age. This project is both a personal opposition and an appeal against the advertising industry and capitalist beauty propaganda. In a world where images are used as manipulators I wanted to attack them with humour and playful irony, and question the current beauty ideal. I want to raise awareness of the mechanisms that are keeping us from loving ourselves, the mechanisms of mass consumption and mass identification. I want to show the absurdity of western beauty-ideologies and form new compositions from existing images. No human is ugly but images of artificial super-people are. This work is meant to be an ode to imperfection.
Please check out the foto’s and links I have on my Facebook page also: https://www.facebook.com/DiktaturderSchoenheit