BEAUTY & IDENTITY
Today, it is common for people to do makeup and edit their portraits before uploading them to social media. While the pursuit of beauty and perfection is understandable, many people, including friends of mine, feel anxious about their looks without all these "edits." I launched this social experiment to explore how arts can help people feel confident about their "true" selves.
"Kintsugi is an aesthetic principle that celebrates breakage and imperfection rather than concealing or rejecting it," said Petya Andreeva. Inspired by this perception of beauty, I want to find out if breaking down, regenerating, and abstracting the portrait can help people look at themselves differently, which may help boost their confidence.
Breaking down, regenerating, and abstracting the portrait can help people look at themselves differently
Crystal is a female actress
7pm - 9pm on Sep. 14th 2022
See diagram below
*Portrait of the participant is taken on Sep.12th 2022
Original (OG) | Participant Edited (PE) | Van Gogh Filter (VG)
Switch Face (SF) | Liquified (LQ) | Tricolor Filter (TC)
Result + Interview