Strike A Pose

Imagine if we actually took the world and its messages seriously. If we believed the advertising and the hype.  If we listened to the agenda-setters and the taste-makers and the spin-doctors. If we allowed our brains to swell with the mixed media , mixed messages and mixed metaphors.  We’d be (stylish), but  pretty confused. As would those around us…

Here’s a great example.  The Spanish artist, Yolanda Dominguez, has staged a kind of living installation, in which ordinary women take to the streets. Once there, they pick a suitable spot – e.g; near a supermarket or bus stop – and then they strike a high fashion model pose. Bystanders are completely thrown.  And the women look ridiculous.  As indeed, anyone would, were they to take seriously the strictures of Planet Fashion.

“I tried to express what many women feel about women’s magazines and the image of women in the media – absurd, artificial, a hanger to wear dresses and bags, only concerned about being skinny, beautiful,” explains Dominguez… “I used the impossible poses to represent this type of woman and to show how absurd it is in a real context.”

Check out the video link here.

All together now, ‘Vogue’…

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