Vertigo

is: photo | about: sensation


Collaboration with Salomé Bodin
05. 2022

Vertigo

is: photo | about: sensation


Collaboration with Salomé Bodin
05. 2022





|  Honeybees  |

“The link between neonicotinoid pesticides and the worldwide decline of bee populations is a crisis that cannot be ignored.

I have arranged thousands of dead honeybees in mathematical patterns symbolically linked to monoculture crops, such as the Fibonacci spiral found in the seed head of the sunflower.

The viewer experiences the vertigo of this lifeless swarm, a dizzying optical illusion that echoes the bees’ loss of ability to navigate due to the toxins locked within the very source of their sustenance.”

Sarah Hatton - Circle 6. Honeybees (apis mellifera), resin on panel, 2014
sarahhattonartist.com/portfolio_page/circle-6



|  Hitchcock  |



|  Overview  |

Institut Français de la Mode Knitwear proposed a workshop in collaboration with Alexander McQueen with the brief of speaking to biodiversity in McQueen's design languages. Salomé Bodin created a suit inspired by Sarah Hatton's bee works and Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock who had a significant influence on McQueen.

My art direction concept stems from the same visual references, yet with some extra dizzy spells brought by springtime pollens, creating a lost moment with unanswered questions.



Photography: Semi Yang
Makeup & Hair: Daseul Baek
Model: Hayle Rose






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