IMME VAN DER HAAK: BEYOND THE BODY
For artist Imme van der Haak’s project titled Beyond the Body, the Dutch student of London’s Royal Academy of Art created a series of silk sheets painted with the bodies of contrasting people, made to be worn by those who might find a new perspective in the skin of another. Juxtapoz reports:
photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk which will create the possibility of physically layering different body’s, ages, generations and identities.
The video depicts a pair of startling creations made up of familiar anatomical identities that confuse each other in their interaction. The age factor is most jarring, and van der Haak has this to say:
The movement then brings this to life. Beyond the body brings into being an ambiguous image that intrigues, astonishes or sometimes even disturbs.