Jean Paul Gaultier Installation Uses ‘Living' Mannequins To Trace The Life Of The Designer
The off-beat fashion wizard has created a retrospective of his own work featuring interactive projection models that appear to speak.
This exhibit is not some dry retrospective of a dead man's work. Jean Paul Gaultier wanted to create an art installation of its own merit, and has done exactly that. Inspired by a play he saw at the Avignon Festival which employed trompe l'oeil video projections, Gaultier worked with JoliCoeur Mannequins to create something completely new. He wanted the mannequins to speak, as a statement against what he described as the misogynist view that women should be seen and not heard. Most of the mannequins have video-projected faces with movement as you can see in this video.