If you don’t want to go through the trouble of putting gauges in your ears, but still want people to constantly look at you with puzzlement, then Nadja Buttendorf’s new art project might just be for you. She’s created earrings that are silicone copies of her ears and regular rings that are silicone copies of her fingers. The result is not only weird, but is almost guaranteed to make onlookers question whether they need to have their eyes checked. When she gets into nipple rings and genital piercings, she’s going to rule the internet.
Here’s what the artist had to say about her creative process:
he explained a bit of her thought process to The Creator’s Project:
“If our body [had] another physiognomy, would we look different to the world? Why not to have four ears? What would it like to have four ears? Could we listen different or even more? Why are our ears not positioned on our arms?
Our body is the sensor to the world. We perceive information through the body and process it there, to build a common reality. With the FINGERring and EARring I am using jewelry as a tool to set the human body free of a normbody [sic].”
Here’s a video of the fingeRing in action: