Shigeki Matsuyama created Narcissism: Dazzle room, a trippy and disorienting painted pattern based on camouflage patterns used in World War I.
From his description of the project:
The person in the room covered with dazzle camouflage uploads selfies to social media while surrounded by a larger self representing narcissism. In an era where much communication occurs over social media, metrics such as likes and follows fulfill our desire for recognition; however, the ease of which we can obtain validation from others leads to the growth of this desire, and we attempt to satiate it using our self-image or “larger self.” The boundary between self and self-image is unconsciously blurred by dazzle camouflage, and as a result, we ourselves cease to recognize our own boundaries.
Dazzle camouflage made it difficult for enemies to get an accurate visual assessment of a vessel's distance, speed, and direction of travel. Here's an example:
• “Narcissism : Dazzle room” (Vimeo / Shigeki Matsuyama)
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