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Haunting Photos of Dancers Assuming the Forms of Other People

The relationship between a person’s self and his or her body has been the subject of much fascinating artwork ever since… well, as long as art has existed, really. Dutch artist Imme Van Der Haak’s Beyond the Body project “focuses on altering the human form by affecting its figure with just one simple intervention… photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk which will create the possibility of physically layering different body’s, ages, generations and identities.” The work is a performance piece (you can see a video here), but the idea also makes for some striking imagery, as these photographs of the project attest.

Photo credit: Imme Van Der Haak

Photo credit: Imme Van Der Haak

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