In Search of Perfection

Leena Pukki

What do we strive for when we look for a better appearance? What are the features that make a face unattractive or attractive? What is desirable, unwanted, or normal? “In Search of Perfection” is a clay animation about the perceptions of beauty and body modification. The artwork visualizes a beauty ideal through animation and interviews made with plastic surgeons. The film reflects what a perfect face looks like, as the plasticine version of artist's head is molded slowly towards this beauty ideal, following the surgeons' comments. 

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:16:25
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Täydellisyyttä etsimässä
Finnish Title

Täydellisyyttä etsimässä

English Title

In Search of Perfection

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Leena Pukki (Author), Leena Pukki (Cinematographer), Leena Pukki (Director), Leena Pukki (Editor), Leena Pukki (Producer), Leena Pukki (Script), Toni Teivaala (Sound Design), Leena Pukki (Sound Design), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Helsingin Taidehalli (Funder)
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Leena Pukki (b. 1984) is a visual artist who is interested in cultural hegemonies, relationship between human and other species, history, utopias, feelings and power relations. Pukki received her MA from the Aalto University 2015 and BA from Lahti University of Applied Sciences Art Institute in 2007.