34x25x36

Museum Pick: January 21-February 2, 2009

How does one define the perfect woman? The people at the Patina V Mannequin Factory believe they just may have the answer.

34x25x36 explores the issues of female body image, physical perfection, media and religion.

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34x25x36 | Jesse Epstein
In a mannequin factory outside of Los Angeles, the City of Industry, sculptors create the "perfect" female body, its every proportion adhering to strict standards no real woman could attain.

Mannequin designer George Martin compares these mass-produced sculptures to religious icons and wonders whether there is a connection between our culture's worship of the ideal body and the worship of holy figures.

 

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(7) | قدمي أضف تعليقك

بطاقات:

mannequin , George Martin , body , sculpture




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Jesse, this clip has seriously disturbed me. The men you've interviewed are nothing less than sleaze-balls, if I can be so crass. I cannot believe that women and girls' perceptions of body image rest in their grimy hands. Ugh! The images of mannequin body parts on assembly lines are positively haunting! If your goal was to leave an impact with this documentary (which I assume it was) then hats off to you, the director. Well done.

Bobbi4Freedom
Bobbi4Freedom
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I just erased my last long comment-so this one will be quick. Thank you for spreading the word. Great job on the shot quality. Thank you for sharing.

Bobbi4Freedom
Bobbi4Freedom
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BTW. You cannot rate it at the same time you submit it, that's how your comment will be erased.

Michael DeLong
Michael DeLong
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I can see the connection between religious iconography and mannequins in that they are both forms of idolatry and both are employed as a means by which powerful institutions regulate the behavior of those they subjugate. First world capitalism is certainly a form of fundamentalism as much as any religion, and these mannequins are the fetishes of the consumerist cult.

Maxine Olson
Maxine Olson
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Excellent presentation!

Kellyann
Kellyann
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Interesting concept. You were my first watch of imow's, exhibiting you.

What's next for you. I am working on next's years collection now. kellyannart.com

Diana Riukas
Diana Riukas
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Congratulations on being one of the favorites of the exhibition! I like very much your video. Please view my work under Recent Submissions column and tell me your comments. My series "Size 0" deals with similar issues as your work. Thank-you.


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