MUTANTIA :  Statement             Artwork

Title: Mutantia
Type: Photo project
Technique: Model, body painting, tulle, baby toys, pin
Year: 2011

Mutantia, created in 2010, combines my continuing research of the female body, the action of placing collages on the body to show physical change, the action of playfulness, but this time with the use of another element which belongs to the sphere of play: the doll. A reflection on the mutations to which our bodies are subjected through science.
In this work my attention is focused on genetics, on the will to change one’s body and for this reason I’ve also changed the technique used. Even though I keep the performative element of the work through collage, my female figures are no longer subject to hybridization with electronic, mechanical or plant elements and are instead transformed through anatomical parts: doll parts which replace parts of the body to be no longer cyborg but mutant.
I considered wrapping the models’ bodies with layers of tulle so as to play with the transparency of the material and to create the effect of the fusion of the mother body with the mutant offshoots. The subject, the character, eliminates its own boundaries in meeting with the other, so that the contamination becomes inclusion, extension, generating new forms. The monochromatic choice of white for the female figures combined with the asymmetry and induced perception of foreign parts and a living body, with its imperfections, make the process of mutation disruptive: the sensation is felt all the more clearly as it is in clear contrast with the apparent solemnity of the images.

Title: Mutantia
Type: Photo project
Technique: Model, body painting, tulle, baby toys, pin
Year: 2011

Mutantia, created in 2010, combines my continuing research of the female body, the action of placing collages on the body to show physical change, the action of playfulness, but this time with the use of another element which belongs to the sphere of play: the doll. A reflection on the mutations to which our bodies are subjected through science.
In this work my attention is focused on genetics, on the will to change one’s body and for this reason I’ve also changed the technique used. Even though I keep the performative element of the work through collage, my female figures are no longer subject to hybridization with electronic, mechanical or plant elements and are instead transformed through anatomical parts: doll parts which replace parts of the body to be no longer cyborg but mutant.
I considered wrapping the models’ bodies with layers of tulle so as to play with the transparency of the material and to create the effect of the fusion of the mother body with the mutant offshoots. The subject, the character, eliminates its own boundaries in meeting with the other, so that the contamination becomes inclusion, extension, generating new forms. The monochromatic choice of white for the female figures combined with the asymmetry and induced perception of foreign parts and a living body, with its imperfections, make the process of mutation disruptive: the sensation is felt all the more clearly as it is in clear contrast with the apparent solemnity of the images.

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