Video + audio: Jan Bormann
Shot at Lynx studio production, Berlin
Costume : Cille Sch, www.cillesch.com
The film explores the social pressures and expectations that are put on individuals. By treating the model as an innominate object, the model becomes a plain canvas which can be shaped and refigured by the costume they are draped in. As a malleable object, their identity lies in the hands of the dresser, who can strip or add at a whim, further erasing any sense of individual expression of the wearer.
The video is pervaded by a strained atmosphere, reflecting one person’s need for control over another. Though it can be seen as an exaggeration of reality, it still echoes the structural forces which define our existence.
Photography: Chris Phillips @herr_phillips