- Border Crossing
Music procucer 'Wuh-oh'
Border Crossing is a reference to ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’ (1984) written by Donna Haraway. The key figure in the manifesto is a cyborg, which serves as a metaphor for a rejection of rigid boundaries, most notably those separating "human" from "animal" and "human" from "machine". The aim of project was to explore specifically those boundaries as well as what it means to be a human- existing in between animal and the machine (antithetical to animal). It captures the subject in this crossover between two states.
We see the subject in multiple guises, caught between glowing, chrome surfaces and natural forms. The metallic, digital hues are contrasted with composition more immediately influenced by renaissance and baroque art – perhaps more plainly seen in the use of draped garments and quiescent, statuesque poses. This fusion of old and new, merging historical influences with cyberspace elements, allowed for a visual articulation of the duality between the technological and the natural.
This project intends to draw attention to astrology and bring century old archetypes to a modern sensibility.
This project is inspired by symbolism and the archetypes of each zodiac sign. By merging the aesthetics and history of latex haute couture fashion with the characteristics of each sign we depict the authenticity which is present in each of the zodiac signs. The result is a visual representation of ancient astrological symbols expressed through the medium of modern fashion and modern sensibility of fashion photography.