Pauline Perrin

Department: Man and Identity

Opinion Cooler

What: A series of self-portraits that reflect on the limits and the power of one’s perception of truth.

Why: Fascinated by online rage, Pauline Perrin acknowledges that the internet produces loaded content to keep us engaged. In her opinion, we slide to extremes as a way to defend a positive self-image. Recognising the vulnerable humans behind the polished media we create is, she believes, the first step towards a more peaceful digital life.

How: Her self-portraits propose a visual translation of this conclusion. Intentionally contradictory, the photographs feature uncanny body shapes in playful cocoons. Through variation of textures and compositions, these 'selfies' celebrate the ever-changing nature of the self. Edited to the extreme, the pictures curiously become more honest about their own unreal aspect.

"Embracing artificiality and giving space for ambiguity"

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Photo by Designer