“tit’s” is an artistic project created together with Naomi Thellier de Poncheville. The claim is “choose yourself, choose your friend’s, choose who you please – who pleases you” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the very idea of what is beautiful or perfect is relative – never absolute. Celebrating all the diversity and singularity in the female form, we have created a catalogue of women’s breasts – releasing a collection of t-shirts and artworks to be sported and exhibited with pride.
Project created with Naomi Thellier de Poncheville for an itinerant exhibition celebrating womanhood, developed in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and launched in Barcelona (Catalonia).
Concept: “Choose yourself, choose your friend’s, choose who you please – who pleases you”.
Under this idea we created a collection of artwork celebrating the beauty in the diversity and singularity of the female form. A limited series of screen printed t-shirts was created adorning different women’s breasts.
Several catalogues were printed – referencing those that one might find in a breast implant clinic. These catalogues archived over a hundred busts of varying sizes, from different ages and nationalities.
Designer Eglė Stonkutė | Photography by Martyna Jovaišaitė
Looking at the mirror too much used to be a sin in the middle ages. A lot of ‘Narcissuses and other flowers’ blossomed in nowadays society though. They record their looks using smart technology and admire their appearances. Deformations seen in the mirrors are inspired by the constantly moving surface of the water, which is determined by exterior powers like sound waves and nature’s elements like wind. Reflections’ deformations attract the attention to inside beauty and listening to oneself.
The first mirror is an interpretation of circular waves of water in plastic.
The next- an extract from the legend of Narcissus was an inspiration for crooked bottom form (elongated reflections on the crooked surface): ‘…how many times he put his hands into the water trying to take his sister out of the river that many times he failed…’
Concave moving mirror turning the view upside-down is an allusion to a view seen through a drop of water.
The reflection of the mirror gets bigger at a certain distance of an object getting closer.
The third mirror- composition of crooked mirror stripes is inspired by the constant moving of the water which totally deforms the reflection. Moreover, it makes a distance between you and your ‘real reflection’ and stimulates good emotions for a viewer, who share those emotions meanwhile they forget a ‘perfect’ or ‘imperfect’ appearance.
Pleasant emotions and unexpected perspectives of a reflection in all the mirrors move away people from outside world of reflections and let dive into things that the most matter – feelings and self-analysis.