This project is a love letter to the abnormal, a renunciation of being normal. Using my own body as a playground to explore queerness, I seek to fabricate monstrosity out of simple things surrounding me, to embrace it rather than to reject it.
We hold on to binary ideas of beauty, actively distinguishing between what is normal and abnormal, beautiful and ugly… I want to blur these ideas, to show that monstrosity exists within us all.
The photographs depict an extraordinary act of metamorphosis, where fragments are melded together to create something new. How can a body free itself from the norms that constrain it? Despite the spectacular aesthetics of the images, it is just a show of banalities and the monstrosity, which seems disturbing at first, ends up revealing its own construction.
So tell me, what is this weird thing we keep calling ‘normal’?