maxime lucia wijnant
In this performance Maxime searches for acceptance towards alternative body forms. It criticizes the monotonous beauty ideal, seen as ‘perfect’, and strived by many by artificially reshaping their own bodies. This ideal is visible on Instagram and is reinforced by the male gaze, which can be seen in the movie-, advertising- and fashion-industry. This exploration is performed by a male and female body, symbolizing the male and female gaze. Stereotypical feminine and masculine body shapes are transformed into a whole other observation of the human body. The performance encourages viewers to rethink the rules, judgements and the meaning of their own bodies.