PERFECT 8 Magazine Stand Installation

PERFECT 8 is pleased to present the PERFECT 8 Magazine Stand Project. During a one year period throughout 2008-9 the PERFECT 8 Stand will be appearing on the streets of New York City presenting the "Revised Men’s and Women’s Interest Sections" to the general public. 

After researching the top selling Men’s and Women’s Interest magazines Diana Schmertz has created their revisal via the publication of PERFECT 8. Created in reaction to her disbelief that the primary interest of men is porn, and that women’s main interests are getting married and finding ways to look prettier for men, the Revised Men’s and Women’s Interest Sections present an alternative to the interest magazines currently offered to the public. (To review the top selling Men’s and Women’s Interest Magazines refer to poster front.) The PERFECT 8 publication brings together the work of artists and writers who are interested in the negative impacts of objectification, and/or promoting empathy in contrast to objectification. For the PERFECT 8 Magazine Stand project, Diana Schmertz has created an actual magazine stand fashioned after newsstands seen throughout the streets of New York City. Via its insertion into the urban landscape the project seeks to raise awareness and provide a different choice to the current offerings found at the local newsstand.

PERFECT 8, a publication dedicated to de-objectification. As opposed to the idealized “perfect 10”, PERFECT 8 forms a new expression conveying a sentiment and recognition of the beauty found within the imperfections of people. Perfect also being defined as “complete of its nature or kind”, lends itself to the view that the individual can only be construed as perfect when all attributes of the whole person are acknowledged. By provoking a curiosity, and ultimately a questioning of what it would be like to experience the feelings of another, PERFECT 8 works to deconstruct the myth that people are objects and obtainable products.

 

Women’s Revised:
Intelligence: Diana Schmertz
Roots: Diana Schmertz
Loyalty: Diana Schmertz
Strength: Diana Schmertz
Chuckles: Diana Schmertz
Courage: Alice Mizrachi
Intimacy: Diana Schmertz
Butterf;ies: Chloe
Soul: Jill Marleah Bell
Hope: Alice Mizrachi
Compassion: Juilian Rozzell
Heart: Diana Schmertz
Resonance: Perfect 8 artists
Love: Anki King
Friendship: Diana Schmertz
Lepel Houding: Schmertz
Creativity: Anki King
Life: Alice Mizrachi
Faith Diana Schmertz
Empathy: Rachel Mueler
Serenity: Kathleen Tetro
Dreams: John Milisenda
Mutual Dependence: Neal Adams
Body Souls: Megan Greenlee
Protection: Laura Meyers

Men’s Revised:
Intelligence: Diana Schmertz
Roots: Diana Schmertz
Loyalty: Diana Schmertz
Strength: Serge J-F. Levy
Chuckles: Diana Schmertz
Courage: Alice Mizrachi
Intimacy: Diana Schmertz
Butterf;ies: Chloe
Soul: Jill Marleah Bell
Hope: Alice Mizrachi
Compassion: Juilian Rozzell
Heart: Anki King
Resonance: Sunia Boneham
Love: Anki King
Friendship: Diana Schmertz
Lepel Houding: Schmertz
Creativity: Anki King
Life: Alice Mizrachi
Faith Diana Schmertz
Empathy: Rachel Mueler
Serenity: Rachel Wren
Dreams: John Milisenda
Mutual Dependence: Neal Adams
Health: Joe Levickas
Protection: Laura Meyers

 





   




PERFECT8
Magazine Stand Installations in

New York City:

Broadway and Dyckman Street

Union Square

Columbus Circle

Times Square

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Kiosk Installations

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Bodega Installation

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Post No Bills Installations

 
   
 
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