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I am Flesh

Doppelgänger: Image of the Human Being by Gestalten, DE

2 pages

Doppelganger presents current trends in capturing the visual identity of human beings. Each of its seven chapters explores a different creative approach: Embody, Dissolve, Appeal, Reshape, Perform, Deform, and Escape. The book is a compelling and entertaining collection of groundbreaking permutations of the outer human shell created with costumes and masks as well as photo-technical and artistic manipulation. While inventing, enhancing, obscuring, or altering identities, the images play with and often obliterate classical proportions and visual traditions. In doing so, they reveal further possibilities for what can be considered beautiful and fashionable.

In “I am Flesh” bodies represent reality: 35 naked female bodies meticulously  photographed in their primeval condition to look as real as possible - and surprisingly so. This extraordinary resemblance to reality is achieved through a special technique that has every image made of 47,244 x 32,864 pixels per inch, equivalent to 400 X 278 cm printable area at 300 dpi, while, for reasons of better perception, the final prints will be executed as 230 cm x 160 cm True Giclée Fine Art Prints, protected under plexiglass, and displayed all together. No distraction is allowed in front of these bodies. In their presence, any feeling of attraction, repugnance, bewilderment, excitement, or banal initial curiosity fades away as one gets physically closer to the work, to its open essentiality.