Head-Spinning Looks. Shop new leggings, scarves, and skirts.

What?

Rhoufi

Melbourne, Australia

Artist's Description

A shopfront in Melbourne uses a 3D lure to draw you to their window.
Through multiple, illuminated peepholes in the black window,
you spy a partial sentence,
a word or two of subliminal enticement.
 
You approach, drawn by curiosity and wonder.
Oh so clever, you think!
The sentence widens, the trap closes,
the meaning reveals itself;
a striptease of words.
 
And finally you are there, nose to the glass,
peering in through the gratifying portal,
down on some object you never needed, don’t want, will never need…
… but now feel compelled to buy;
something cheaper here than anywhere else in town.
 
You turn away, feeling manipulated, violated;
an attempt has been made on your life;
your needs have been exchanged for wants;
your self-sufficiency traded for desires.
 
You have been modified without your knowing.

 
Single photograph; no composites; no digital manipulation.

Artwork Comments

  • Rhoufi
  • Rhoufi
  • Mel Brackstone
  • abigcat
  • Catherine Berger
  • Ben Loveday
  • Georgie Hart
  • JanT
  • Marc Grossberg
  • Rhoufi
  • claireh
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.