PHOTOGRAPHS BY JESSICA DANELUK
PSEUDO SAFETY SUIT
Pseudo Safety Suit records a determined effort to feel comfort through handmade costume and the manipulation of one’s image. ‘Pseudo Safety’ refers, to the struggle for both emotional and physical security and control, and the question as to whether either is fully obtainable. The suit acts as an artificial barrier between the wearer and the outside world. While the garment covers the majority of the body, the sheerness of fabric limits the possibility for any real protection.
This series of photographs shows two people as they work to use the costume as a form of shelter. Today, media plays a significant role in revealing to the public everything we do and wear. By self-directing this process, can we maintain control of our image once it becomes part of the public sphere? Does the presence of the body have more power than the evidence of its work?