Jasmine De Silva is a London based photographer and filmmaker. Her short films and image making are constructed of a hand-made world, expressing the human obsession to be perfect through a limitless cycle of physical reconstructions of the self. The focus of Crystal Clean, is to explore the idea that seemingly absolute perfection is a prison and entrapment we unknowingly encase ourselves in.
This crystal shell she lives in is striking and audacious, not easy to miss. It acts as a label slapped across her body to be stared at, however, in positive contrast, the glistening casing over her skin draws attention to the beauty of the shape of the female form that shouldn’t be hidden, and should be celebrated.
Crystal Clean takes inspiration from 1960s instructional videos and commercials of how to be a well groomed woman. This has been filmed on a mixture of Super8 and digital to create a lo-fi homemade video feeling to add to the indulgence of the Crystal covered womans world, capturing the seemingly mundane moments of her isolated life.