Natasha Saridaki

Natasha Saridaki

COURSE: Fashion 2018

Pathway: Design Menswear 2018

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Do we really want to live forever ?

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”-Darwin

Throughout history an obsession with eternal youth/life has been prevalent, why are we so tormented with a goal to achieve what is possibly a glorified notion ? Alike many "myths" the result in eternal life/youth would be bound to have reprecussions for the actions taken to achieve it, many current experiments to achieve eternal life include playing a "god like role" which lead me to Frankenstein( the creator is the monster not the creation).
Preservation and how something can be kept in the same state became the focal point of the project to which all the ideas link to, this lead to exploring forms of preservation including Dr Von Hagens processes.
I found interest in how legacies are our equivelent and how it emphasises the importance of time, making myself consider what are the important parts to our time here on earth, is it our job ? our contribution to society ? our memories though others ? our family ? but also what is a waist of our time ?
Relating back to the original starting point I looked into the 27 Club as they are individuals with early sucess and unfortunate early deaths. Basquits history and art style caught my attention he embodies the idea of a legacy and how dying young keeps you forever preserved.

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