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Cosmic Surgery

Alma Haser

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Imagine a world where people could swap faces, be who they want to be, change their expressions by simply thinking of the new face they want. In her new book, artist Alma Haser invites us into an imaginary but all too plausible world where cosmetics and electronics have merged with biotechnology to create... ​​Read More

Imagine a world where people could swap faces, be who they want to be, change their expressions by simply thinking of the new face they want. In her new book, artist Alma Haser invites us into an imaginary but all too plausible world where cosmetics and electronics have merged with biotechnology to create "Cosmic Surgery", the ultimate beauty technique.

Alma began the project in 2013, where she photographed friends and family. The images are then manipulated using origami to produce unique and eerie portraits that become ‘Patient' case studies in the book. They depict the moment the face transforms, the in-between moment of fragmentation into new identities. Also shown in pop-up form.

Science writer Piers Bizony collaborated with Alma to create the worryingly convincing futuristic brochures in the book, which explain the features of Cosmic Surgery, the benefits, the warranty guarantees, and all the other extras. The design of the book was carefully thought out and put together by designer Emily Macaulay, who has been working on the project alongside Alma for over two years. The book questions our obsession with appearance and the lengths people go to in pursuit of what we as a society deem "ideal".

Published by Self-Published
Booklet written content by Piers Bizony
19 x 24 cm
Hardcover
48 pages
Pop-up sections
Edition of 500
2016
English
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