installation — mixed media, variable sizes (2016)
courtesy the artist + City of Erlangen
The installation tells my humorous story trying to costumize the design of my old 125ccm Honda motorbike until it matches my own beauty perceptions and standards. Media is video and photography.
The video shows an instagram story of the design process. While treating the vehicle with paint and finish, hydro
dipping its flanks and sanding out scars, I simultanousely recover from an accident.
The idea was to research and compare the possibilities of tuning my body as well as my motorbike. After finishing the redesigned bike I posed naked next to it. I am wearing nothing but matching nails and hair.
My face is never shown in the pictures. Since the
female body is often used for advertising and reduced
to its design / appearance I decided on leaving it out,
in the fashion-like pictures. However, you can see
me design and work in the video.