With a subversive look to the language of mass media, I create an abstract world of body parts, revealing dystopian characters that succumb to the pressures of the consumer society.
Packaged Selves portrays the individuals, dreams and desires that inhabit the landscape of our reproducible society.
The project is based on a series of photographs captured from consumer magazines. These images that we fantasize with are reduced to fragments, portions. By focusing only on details we alter their proportions and impact. By leaving only a part of the whole, are highlighted concepts that show evidence of the imposed messages.
Because the faces, emotions and dreams are so fractured, they can be appropriated by just anyone. The work thus turns into a mirror, presenting the spectator with their own processes of self-formation.