Silla
 

Anthropodomesticism is a word I created to define an ongoing research of the relationship between human anatomy and the objects that surround us. Our resemblance to the objects we design is a reflection of our weaknesses and our needs. They are extensions of our bodies, and our bodies give meaning and purpose to them. We developed a dependency on one another, a semi- biological symbiotic relationship.

 

This ongoing research makes me see the world through a specialized lens of never-ending analysis. My body is constantly sensing and studying the space between the skin and what it interacts with, starting with the chair shown in front of you. The shape of a chair is a negative of our lower body and yet a copy of it simultaneously. From the chair's point of view, our skeleton is no different than a chair.I have a profound gratitude to them for supporting my body, this feeling turned into a metaphor in which I wanted to support my own body using the qualities of a chair. They are simultaneously strong and submissive  beings. I was fascinated with the idea of turning something we are all oblivious to: a mundane item we use daily and turn it into something extremely obvious once you see it: a manifestation of our bodies hidden within them.

Axila


This mirror reflects two contrasting elements-- vanity and insecurities. One can not exist without the other. I did a life-cast of my underarm and hair-punched one hair at a time. The reverse act of taking the hair off made me question my motifs of getting rid of such a small and harmless part of my body that re-grows the same night I cut them off. I started feeling less insecure about these hairs and more confused about why we continue to painfully taking them out. I upholstered the skin to the vanity mirror to juxtapose the idealization of the female body vs the raw reality.

Photography by Dylan Pearce