Since her childhood, Cécile Plaisance has photographed things she finds beautiful…
Cécile’s work links Barbie to the woman of today, playing with her femininity and taking on many lives at once. A beauty icon in magazines, while remaining an accomplished housewife, flirting in her convertible, cheeky at the beach, ecstatically happy for Spring break, the executive woman at the office, autonomous, ageless and in the end…terribly alone.
A little bit of humor for the men in our lives, who want a woman to be a mother, a sister, a friend and a lover while staying sexy and assuming everyday responsibilities…
Over and above the myth of a woman being an object, Cécile Plaisance strips the idol of our childhoods, supporting the challenges of woman today to defend their rights, their desires and maintain their gained freedom. She transforms the newspaper being read by the woman in a hurry, not yet adequately dressed, the little black dress worn by the reserved, timid woman, the nuns cloak, the burka of the veiled woman careful, behind one woman there may be another one hiding!
Over and above the differences in cultures, clothes, the paths we take, women aspire to live fully and intensely their multi-faceted lives .
Cécile Plaisance uses a technique of lenticular developing, super imposing images; Barbie appears to undress in function of our position in front of the photo.