All Lockers Must Be Emptied and Unlocked

Xi Chen — The Object Is A Weapon If You Hold It Right

Consumption culture in contemporary society is deeply affecting the female in many ways. Especially prevalent in Asia, consumption culture tries (and succeeds) to define standards of beauty, finding perfect role models and ideals, for example Chinese actress Fan Bingbing whose looks are encouraging women to follow suit, and selfie cameras that are designed to specifically enhance the ideal-for-photo, and also face lift tools for V-shape facial structure are popular. The female is regularly dictated how to be and what to do. In response, this project takes those objects and attempts to reappropriate them from a critical feminist perspective.