Friday, 30 November 2012

'Black Doubt' - Lara's Dream

This conceptual short by make-up artist Lara Himplemann, considers the physicality of the colour 'black', and questions its gothic iconic status. Considering her specialism in make-up, this is a film that presents a unique perspective from an innovative practitioner, whose consideration of how colour can affect mood and character is key to her general vision.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Morphe by Lucy Macrae

The combination of science and beauty in Lucy Macrae's latest film for Australian skincare brand Aesop suggests the not so distant future vision of beauty care. Check out her latest film 'Make Your Maker' for Nowness as a continuation of this visual text on the body.

Morphē Short Film for Aēsop from Lucy McRae on Vimeo.

Friday, 23 November 2012

The Perfect 10

In an image obsessed society, 'Emilia Paranioca - Perfect 10' attempts to resolve the discord between attempting to achieve an unattainable beauty ideal and the disconcerting idea perpetuated by the media and beauty industry that you can purchase this ideal in a jar.  In between this discord, the perception of what is 'attractive' or 'normal', unrealistic expectations and  obsession with youthfullness is performed by artist Emila Telese, whose installation deals with issues of self-perception and the tyranny of the beauty industry.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Ralf's Beautiful Freaks

Alex, GutterSlut, 2008
We are all voyeurs.  But what makes the body of work by Ralf Obergfell so astounding is the photographic interpretations of the club kid, disco freaks and transexuals he captured during his time in London between 2005-2008. View more of his work here.  faceCULTURE is disappointed that his 2010 show at the Royal College of Art was missed...but will try to remedy this by sending someone to report of Obergfell's latest show, 'Beautiful Freaks' opening Friday 23rd November in Berlin.

James, Jonny Woo’s, 2007

John and Ryan, GutterSlut, 2008

Jonny, GutterSlut, 2008

Ryan, The Pale Blue Door, 2010

Shabnam and Alex, GutterSlut, 2007