Pilot by Hayley Eichenbaum

Artist Hayley Eichenbaum experiments with floating objects while examining the social construct of femininity in Pilot.

Artist Hayley Eichenbaum experiments with floating objects while examining the social construct of femininity in Pilot.



AUTHOR:

Hayley Eichenbaum

YEAR:

2013

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Hayley Eichenbaum

SOURCE:

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NOTE:

Eichenbaum creates a living commentary on female narcissism: addressing the strain to fit into society's ever-changing definition of "woman" while struggling to achieve a comfortable self-image. "Pilot" features a vanity set that simulates a spaceship control panel and levitates cosmetic objects. The presentation suggests that these beautification products and processes hold power, and indeed have control in the direction of the female journey—both the individual and collective—far beyond the boundaries of here and now.

Eichenbaum explores the possibility of gaining control and losing control simultaneously by exposing her own compulsive beautification process in a public space. She will get ready for the exhibition at the exhibition by interacting only with her floating cosmetics and the image of herself: A performance that speaks not only to the spectacle of female vanity but also the spectacle that is an artist's exhibition.

However, in the end, will Eichenbaum ever be ready? Can she keep up with the spinning, floating, expectations?

from: hjecreations