Jean Paul Gaultier Installation Uses ‘Living’ Mannequins To Trace The Life Of The Designer

Jean Paul Gaultier Installation Uses ‘Living’ Mannequins To Trace The Life Of The Designer
technology

The off-beat fashion wizard has created a retrospective of his own work featuring interactive projection models that appear to speak.

Susanna Schick
  • 24 march 2012

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.

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