Susanna Majuri

Inspired by the hyper-reality themes in Adam Hinton’s ‘Lovin’ it’ I came across the work of Finish Susanna Majuri. In her bio Majuri says “I throw myself into a fictive reality in the shootings.” and “I want to narrate feelings like in novels.”. Albeit Majuri is speaking of different novels to the ones I have been reading, but her inspiration from literature and aspiration of fictional reality is the same as mine. What also strikes me within Majuri’s work is the openness of the images. They are not forcing ideas upon us but once we dig past the beautiful aesthetics her work makes comments on nature, beauty and human ability.

In this video Susanna Majuri talks through some of her images and her use of water.

augmentation of the human body

Wikipedia describes this as –

Human enhancement refers to any attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means. The term is sometimes applied to the use of technological means to select or alter human characteristics and capacities, whether or not the alteration results in characteristics and capacities that lie beyond the existing human range.

The futurism movement was concerned with this, the human body can be enhanced by technology.

Here are some inspirational images on human enhancement

Believe it or not this is real, ‘Eyeborg’ is a man who has a camera for an eye.

read more about him here
or watch his video…

These images and video have made one thing clear to me, do I take the clinical surreal approach? connoting the surroundings of a futuristic room/ surgery. Or do I take the documentary approach?

the more clinical approach could have a greater impact, but the documentary approach might suggest normality and the clock shows routine which could be a comment on how normal this will be in the future? I think I need to film some stuff and then ask people which one evokes a stronger atmosphere.