Due to chemical warfare, World 162 is suffering from the effects of dioxins for many years through air, water and soil. Under such environmental circumstances, the human skin has developed wrinkles with leathery texture and is baggy in certain places. In this world, the notion of beauty is not a template or a mould but rather has the ability to wrap, shift and twist the ideals however they wish. The version of beauty here is kitsch, ironic or parodic, recovered from the clutches of the dominant and privileged.
What if …
the world had no beauty standards?
the toxicity of conventional beauty standards
Rei Kawakubo’s Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body series and Michaela Stark’s Stark Naked performance/exhibition
This World was contributed by Jennie Louisse Cornelio Amio, Nikita Rao, Pratyusha and Jesselyn Chellyca (located in Singapore, India, Philippines and Indonesia) using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the author and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.
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