Puffy Lips Art Installation for event ’22hours experiment’

Puffy Lips art installation at night

Puffy Lips art installation at night. ©Andrius Pelakauskas

The idea behind art installation “Puffy Lips” was to connect subjects you can find in almost all artworks of mine: feminine world, their consumerism, artificial beauty. This time I have used inflated latex gloves as a reference to plastic surgery. Main idea: Inflated gloves = inflated lips. Installation duration 1 day = beauty is temporar. 

Worldwide widespread of plastic surgery doesn’t surprise one anymore. That’s no longer a luxury product. It’s no longer available only for the rich. Now it’s for everybody. But still, this ‘Elixir of youth’ is being associated with wealthiness, success and happiness.
Plastic surgery inflates and stretches lots of things: with lifted facial skin a person looks like with mask, unnatural bust size attracts, duck lips are becoming common sense of these days.

By creating art installation “Puffy Lips”, I wanted to connect subjects you can find in almost all artworks of mine: feminine world, their consumerism, artificial beauty with the over-trend of inflating our own bodies. My interpretation of this was to use inflated latex gloves to create lips art object.

Technical data
Dimensions: 4m x 2,5m;
Weight: 7,3kg.
Latex gloves were used: 479 pcs. 65 pcs. of blue, 125 pcs. of black and 289 pcs. of white.
Duration: 1 week to make /14 hours to inflate.
Art Installation was presented 2015 08 22 13.30 during 2ru2ra event 22hours experiment.

Photo gallery of this art installation

The Making of Puffy Lips Art Installation

Preparation work at my studio:

Making of:

2ru2ra ’22hours experiment’

Art object was presented during 2ru2ra event ’22hours experiment’.

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