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Chooooosan uses acrylics on her body to create funny and unnerving optical illusions.

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posted by codacorolla (25 comments total) 45 users marked this as a favorite

 
Needs "body horror" tag stat.
posted by Nomyte at 12:20 PM on June 26, 2012 [8 favorites]


I love what she does; it's great. The eyes are unnerving, and creepy. Really fun!
posted by heyho at 12:22 PM on June 26, 2012


Fantastic! The painted eyes looked more real than her real ones. Who needs photoshop?
posted by Redhush at 12:28 PM on June 26, 2012


Those are, um, extremely creative and well rendered. Gaaaaaaaaaaah.
posted by figurant at 12:30 PM on June 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


GROSS
posted by jbickers at 12:30 PM on June 26, 2012


(I mean, she's obviously very talented. But you weren't kidding about the "unnerving" bit.)
posted by jbickers at 12:31 PM on June 26, 2012


who do I call to complain tonight at 3am when the nightmares end ?
posted by k5.user at 12:31 PM on June 26, 2012


Those are AWESOME! The battery and zipper are my favorite.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 12:33 PM on June 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


I cannot unsee it!
posted by Kitty Stardust at 12:36 PM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Beautiful. She really knew what she was doing when she made this.
posted by Termite at 12:41 PM on June 26, 2012


Awesome! She's very talented. Thanks for sharing!
posted by HMSSM at 12:43 PM on June 26, 2012


who do I call to complain tonight at 3am when the nightmares end ?

Hillary's on it.
posted by vidur at 12:52 PM on June 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


L⊙ve this.
posted by seanmpuckett at 12:58 PM on June 26, 2012


File this under things I'm angry I didn't think of and will probably steal in some way.
posted by cmoj at 12:59 PM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Delightful/Terrifying!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:13 PM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Strongly recalls the jacket art for the Butthole Surfers' Hairway to Steven. Wikipedia just has the cover, but there were similar images, produced with multiple exposure I think, on the inside as well.
posted by bgribble at 2:02 PM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of those freaky angels of the higher hierarchies that are covered in eyes. Unsettling, but good work.
posted by Iosephus at 2:20 PM on June 26, 2012


About half of these make me think "That's awesome!" and the other half make me think "That's gross!" But all of them are amazingly well done.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:49 PM on June 26, 2012


The Shpongle mask is similarly disorienting. My wife did the triple-eyes thing for Halloween last year and it was extraordinarily weird. I mean, I knew perfectly well which ones were her real eyes, but there was something deep down in my brain that kept going "ping" on the fake eyes, and so it was very difficult to look straight at her and not get distracted by the other "eyes".
posted by Mars Saxman at 3:00 PM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


My wife did the triple-eyes thing for Halloween last year and it was extraordinarily weird.
Yeah, I'm always struck by how powerful that effect is. A few years back a friend of mine painted eyes -- fairly realistic, but slightly too bright -- on her eyelids. So every time she blinked, we saw a new pair of eyes flick into existence over her normal ones. It was much more disconcerting than any of us expected it to be, and the effect didn't wear off over the course of the evening. Highly recommended for your next costume party!
posted by metaBugs at 3:24 PM on June 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


This also reminded me of the Butthole Surfers. This is more " so coooool" less, "eeeeek!" but that is probably because I'm not 6 yrs old now!
posted by Swisstine at 3:55 PM on June 26, 2012


I'm reminded of that early Stephen King story, "I Am the Doorway", although it looks like she took that body-horror concept as a launching pad and just kept going.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:53 PM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is is just me or does she have freakishly long fingers?
posted by anotherkate at 10:58 PM on June 26, 2012


That's really good! Thanks for posting... Lovely to see something that's just creative and really well done.
posted by lucien_reeve at 11:02 PM on June 26, 2012


From Street Anatomy today - Stelarc's third ear.
His Ear on Arm project began in 2006 by using a skin expander to create excess skin on his left forearm. A biocompatible scaffold was then surgically inserted into his left forearm and the skin suctioned around it to create the shape of the ear. After all of these years he’s still perfecting the shape using stem cells and surgery to make the ear more prominent. Eventually Stelarc wants to insert a Wi-Fi enabled microphone in the ear of which he says, “if you’re in San Francisco and I’m in London, you’ll be able to listen in to what my ear is hearing, wherever you are and wherever I am.”
posted by ChuraChura at 11:17 AM on June 27, 2012


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