Detail from 'In Your Face', 2007, Surgery video installation (c) Martin C De Waal

Martin C De Waal
*1962 in the Netherlands
lives in Amsterdam

In Your Face is an installation about Martin C De Waal’s facial plastic surgery. The installation consists of a TV screen at eye level framed by mirror tiles. The positioning of the mirrors confronts you with your own reaction to the images shown on the screen. This work tracks artists facial adaptations, using the body as a means of expression. The operation was not a result of an artistic need to create, but a pure personal desire coupled with a great fascination for continual transformation. A mission undertaken to find out what constitutes a human identity. Often his activities have been associated with the concept of cyborgs, the constructible man.