The body is a reflection of the self.
Inner character defines outer appearance.
Connection between mind and body.
Focus on how bodies function rather than how they look.
Reflect upon ourselves.
Realize effects of visual culture.
Body impressions - Walk up to a space and allow a surface to take an impression of your body. A way to make your mark and reflect upon the image created that is your body. Must stand a certain way to ensure uniformity. All collected images are turned into silhouettes and overlaid over one another to recognize diversity in body shape. Consider walking up to the interface, selecting gender for specification, instructions to stand at a certain spot, experience of body being scanned and the resulting image. Watch as your body is turned into a silhouette and added to either the male or female body image overlays. Final experience of viewing the diversity in body size allows user to reflect upon their own body in relation to others and embracing that diversity.
How can we reflect upon ourselves without comparison to others?
Consider installation that is more self-reflective, focusing on body function and the connection between mind and body in pursuit of attaining a positive frame of mind while interacting with the piece.
Focus on self-worth without relation to healthy bodies. Self worth is defined more by what we do and say than the way we look or conduct our lifestyles.
The effect of visual culture. A rapid-fast view of everything visual in society that promotes negative body image. Experience - the closer you are to the projection of images, the faster and larger they become. The farther away you are, the smaller and less significant they become. The more you disconnect yourself from visual culture, the less it effects you. The more you focus on it, get closer to it, the more it overwhelms and bombards you.