Beeldkatern Epidermis II | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0779-7397
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Since 2003 Lybeer photographs the experience of today's living in a highly artificial world. Her early works focus on the staged and controlled environments of gated communities and theme parks. Recently she photographed people who define their identity through codes and masquerades, demonstrating membership of one group while distancing themselves from mainstream society. As a photographer Lybeer combines the curiosity of the journalist researching actual phenomena – symptoms of the global, capitalist crisis – The series Epidermis II consists of photographs (mainly portraits) of members of the zentai community. Zentai is a term for skin-tight, often flesh-coloured suits worn to cover the whole body (head included) that allows people to transform into a new 'simplified' self. It refers to the feeling of being totally enclosed and separated from the rest of the world.


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