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Human Satiation

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What if you could watch human faces like you were not human yourself? How would you react to those pairs of eyes, those noses, those mouths? Would you still be able to judge their beauty?
  • When a word is pronounced a dozen times in a row, it loses its meaning, only to be a mix of sounds and letters.
    This process is called "semantic satiation".

    When you stare for a while at someone's face, it loses its beauty or ugliness, only to be a weird mix of eyes, nose, and mouth. 

    ​I chose to call it "human satiation".

    I tried to recreate this process with this work: aesthetic and haunting portraits of people looking sick and in bad shape, so the notions of beauty and ugliness would cancel each other.

    We face people in all their singularity, clear of  judgement. Like we are no longer part of the human species.

    Those photographs are to be printed on 1 by 1 meter prints and exposed on white walls.

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