Charlotte Lybeer
Epidermis II

 

21,5 x 30,5 cm, 72 p, ills colour, paperback, English
ISBN 9789490800406
design: Studio Jurgen Maelfeyt

 

edition of 500
January 2016

€25
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The tension between the real world and the parallel world is intensified in these perplexing portraits of morphsuits. The design and theatricality of public space extends into the private realm. Self-design is a statement in the virtual arena that is the Internet. How do I present myself to the other’s gaze? Which lifestyle do I use to construe an imaginary identity? How can I become someone else? In their Zentai suits these morphers succeed in escaping from the obligatory, omnipresent perception, the pressure of being seen, all the time, everywhere.  They are encapsulated and unrecognisable in a completely enclosed form, vanishing into a trans-human identity that suddenly infiltrates reality in the home or hotel room where Lybeer portrays them. – Inge Henneman

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