SurFaces | 2013

Inkjet print, greyboard, adhesives. Series of seven photographic relief sculptures (prototypes), hand cut and assembled, different sizes.

 

Designed for everybody who shies away from painful operations or simply can’t afford pricy injections, SurFaces aims to bring plastic surgery to a whole new level. Photographic portrait sculptures made from paper and cardboard emulate the cosmetic plastic surgeon’ s practice. Shapes are created with generative algorithms – starting from electron microscopy images of clostridium botulinum, a bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum, commonly known as Botox – but manually cut and assembled, using a standard utility knife instead of a scalpel.