B-life series

photo print on dibond

Opening – Artspace Flipside, Eindhoven (2007)

Judging from the sets in the toy stores, the magazines and the commercials, Barbie never leaves her perfect, carefree world. As a comment on the unrealistic expectations we sometimes have of our lives and of ourselves, I had already made a porcelain Barbie of my own height. For the ‘B-life series’ I took her for a photo shoot in a different, far less glamorous environment. Outside her comfort zone she suddenly looks clueless, uninspired, as if she has no idea who she might be when she is not surrounded by luxury.

B-life seriesMarianne
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