Figures crochet with human hair.
This work has its origen from the notion that I always work with human hair and that every hair carries the genes (DNA) of each individual. My ‘Perfect Stranger’ has arisen from a compilation of uncountable many genes.
The title ‘Perfect Stranger’ is dualistic.
It revers directly to the question if manipulating with DNA and genes is justified aesthetically, both at medical - and beauty level. More and more people aim for general beauty ideals (witch I call the barbie-syndroom).
Do we need the perfect human? Does ‘perfection’ satisfy our needs? Or will the ‘new human’ be so average, we start to revalue the singulatity of the individual, inspite of all additional shortcomings.
For me the ‘Perfect Stranger’ isn’t attractive nor viable.