Artificial Beauty Masks from Uncanny Valley

Meike Harde hat minimalistische Masken gebastelt, die lediglich die Augen und Mundpartie mit den gephotoshopten Fake-Lächeln irgendwelcher Lifestylemagazin-Bratzen übertüncht. Ergebnis sind erschreckende Gesichter aus dem uncanny Valley, die das wahre Gesicht von sowas aufdecken.

Masks which picture the eye- and mouth area correspond to the current ideal of beauty. When put on, however, they cause a contortion of the face. This is meant to show that artificially produced beauty is not always beautiful; instead it can evoke the very opposite. Furthermore the pressure to be beautiful is to be questioned and denounced.