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Plastic Girls: A Film by Nils Clauss - Hantype
As Nils Clauss wraps up his 3 part Korean series with a short documentary called Plastic Girls, we can’t help but notice the distinctive features that make the trilogy cohesive. The most glaringly obvious one is that they address social issues that, in some cases, were just glossed over and weren’t dissected like the documentaries were able to do. But the most interesting part of the series is the use of space and architecture that make us focus on the subject matter with a different lens. Plastic Girls from Nils Clauss on Vimeo. These mannequins are unique to Korea and Clauss pokes at gender issues without actually talking about it. The mannequins seemingly innocuous presence creates a tension in the space that brings to light the hyper-sexualization of women in public spaces. In a sea of media platforms that gawk at everything that is wrong with the culture, Clauss manages to spark …