Tine Bek: Confessions on the apple incident

Confessions on the apple incident is a personal adaptation of the fall in our everyday. The images are isolating elements of seduction, an archive of memorabilia all linking to attraction, temptation and allurement. Inspired by notions of etiquette and manners in our modern society this series of images came to life, picturing the immediate reaction to guilt, after the first bite. By looking closer at seemingly innocent flowers, another truth is revealed.

With an interest in the perception of beauty and the standardisation of this, Confessions on the apple incident, investigates the textures of flowers, as a symbol of the feminine. By zooming in and cutting out any unnecessary aspect of the image, a sort of hyperreality is created.

With inspiration from Victorian guidelines on to how a well behaved and educated woman should behave oneself in the midst of others. Referencing ideas about etiquette, 'How to be a lady', as a considered part of an education for a woman. The series of images is a collection of works dealing with tactility, cliches and stereotypes concerning the female. Alongside ideas about feminine aspects the series include closeups of flowers and bushes, looking closer at the symbolism and traits each of these entail.

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