Monday, May 12, 2008

++ Body Double ++

Change your body! Change your life!

'In Christian Europe, Incarnation is a fundamental concept, and Christ is its perfect symbol. According to this notion, man was created in the image of God, and the body, an imitation, becomes the sign and instrument of this relationship with the divine. But in the modern world, with the advent of plastic surgery; transcendence can be bought and the plastic surgeon plays the role of God, the creator. Various rituals, including breast augmentation and chemical peels, enable us to become ideal representations of the beatific.

Body Double is a video about a dream I had in my bedroom at Flux Factory. In this dream, my body was an ideal canvas for individual creativity and self-reinvention. A way to challenge social values and cultural assumptions about beauty and identity. The opportunity to cross boundaries of gender, national identity, and cultural stereotypes. My body was where confrontation is expressed: male/female, living/non-living, human/mechanical because…I was 'Baywatch' Superstar Pamela Anderson!

Now, thanks to Body Double, everyone will have the opportunity to actualize their perfect self through a revolutionary process of reinvention. But don't expect it to be easy. Looking this good will take a lot of work and a little faith!'

Video part of O Naturale.

Produced by Ethan Weinstock and François Leloup-Collet

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