For as long as I can remember, I loved tattoos. Every time I saw someone with a tattoo, I admire him or her. Unfortunately, I notice that people usually speak negatively about tattoos and that still is very confusing for me because I don't want to judge other people.
It´s fascinating that the older generation isn´t usually a fan of tattoos. When talking to peers, almost everyone was open-minded about tattoos. I found out how tattoos are getting more normalized these days which makes me really happy. There will always be people who disagree but times are changing (hopefully for the best).
With this work, I want to show the normalization of tattoos in our society but also still the judgment that exists
illusion[ ih-loo-zhuhn ]
- something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.
- the state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension.
- an instance of being deceived.
- Psychology. a perception, as of visual stimuli (optical illusion ), that represents what is perceived in a way different from the way it is in reality.
- a very thin, delicate tulle of silk or nylon having a cobwebbed appearance, for trimmings, veilings, and the like.
- Obsolete. the act of deceiving; deception; delusion.
Illusions can be everywhere around you without noticing them. For this project, I started to do some research about how your brain can be tricked into looking in a certain way at the body (Body Transfer Illusion). Body Transfer Illusion is the illusion of owning either a part of a body or an entire body other than your own. For this project, I got really inspired by this illusion and tried to make it visible.
Alive but not well
Everyone has certain things they don’t like to do and try to avoid at all costs.
For this project, I could only take only one analog picture during the week. This was hard enough on its own but to make it even more difficult for myself I decided I would take a picture of one of my worst fears: being buried alive.