κόσμος – Part I
A0 display panels, Archive Photographs and Diagrams mounted on Card and displayed in archival sleeves; Clips; Pins.
Part of a continuing body of work based on the etymology of the word cosmetics with the present day word ‘cosmetics’ deriving from the Ancient Greek ‘kosmos’ which meant orderly arrangement in terms of both bodily adornment and the heavens. Through this linking of cosmos and cosmetics a fictitious archive records the use of cosmetic products/processes and mirrors as a means of communicating with the cosmos. This panel display exhibits fragments of research exploring its origins and history, playfully twisting historical artifacts and contemporary products such as Lux bath-bombs into a pseudo-authoritative narrative that blurs fact and fiction.