as an investigation into the ways we recognize and remark upon body image, turkish artist meltem ışık has realized a series of photographic installations that probe our perception of the human form. optical illusions are formed by standing and seated figures that hold large sheets of canvas in front of their nude bodies. printed on the fabric are fleshy, magnified anatomies of various description, size and age — a massive male stomach; a wrinkled arm; a female back. each of these enlarged images are held before a real-scale human model, whose image is rendered as a completely distorted variation of its original self. the collection of compositions titled ‘twice into the stream’ explores how photography is associated with the construction of reality, and investigates our relationship to both ourselves and the people that surround us.