Is there any better way of beginning a post than using a word game? Yeah, lots. But, in the age of message t-shirts, mugs, bags, badges and what not, a good copy sells more than Britney on a rough day with paparazzi.
MESS AGE know about this; with mottos like “#selfie”, “I am always right” or “look at me”, their cases have become what every iPhone 6 user would like to have. Another twist to the “an image is worth 1000 words” theory. Death to selfies, hail to #selfie.
Iiu Susiraja‘s self-portraits create mixed feeling. She places a broomstick beneath her tits, looks straight to the camera and puts together a wonderful concoction of confusion and realism. She ties a pair of heels to her thighs with duct tape and shots. It’s distress and it’s raw image; self-portraits fuelled by dark humour, as seen in “Self-Service”, where Iiu holds her belly on a tray. Morbid applause. Her goal is us to feel what she feels everyday.
Everyday drama and awkward situations; Iiu’s pictures talk about feminity and how we treat our body from a very non-sexual way. She hypnotically takes the piss out of it, stating that “in your own work, self-humiliation is allowed, but never humiliating others”. A dogma with an amazing outcome of this Finnish artist that is finishing her Fine Arts MA and plans an exhibition for May 2015 that we can’t wait to see.