What is a perfect body?


Black poster frames in plastic, c-print on silk coated 270g paper
42 x 30 cm (each)

What is a perfect body? is a project where I downloaded the 9 first pictures after posing the question “What is a perfect body?” to Google’s image search engine every day over the course of a year (2013-2014). I used my own computer with no alterations to the settings of the search engine while being logged in to my gmail account. The search results are therefore based on my continuous online activity, what is available on the internet and what other people have searched for.

Photos from MFA solo exhibition at Umeå Arts Campus (SE) 2013. The exhibition showed the search results from the month of January, February and March (2013). Photo: Johan Österholm


Prints from the time period 29/11/13-9/2-13 where presented using a A4 commercial menu stand.

“100”, Galleri CC, 29/11/19-9/2/20, curated by Galleri CC, C4 Projects, Low Standards and Sorbus.