Practicum Take 2: Ritual Beauty

So, for my second attempt to churn out a functional project, I’ve decided that I’d like to do something with lasers and, in doing so, salvage the 1 inch mirrors from my failed project.

Without further ado, I present: Ritual Beauty.

The premise of this project is to show that the standards that society and media set for beauty are so ridiculously impossible for people to reach. It’s almost like making a deal with the devil, or using witchcraft.

The lasers will take the form of the summoning circle, which while in typical witchcraft is a pentagram, will be a shape relatively similar to the human eye. In the center of that eye, will be a mirror. This will represent the pupil and show the viewer how the media is expecting them to look. Ideally, this would be a concave trick mirror, showing the viewer a thinned out version of themself. Since I probably will not have the time to obtain one of these, however, I may just have to settle for a flat mirror. Around the ritual circle will be some added illumination for the viewer’s face by way of electric candles (Or real candles depending on which is easier to obtain). These will represent the candles that you would typically find around the pentagram in a traditional summoning ritual and hopefully will not mess with the ability to view the lasers in the darkness.

– 2 Laser Pointers
– About 50 1-inch mirror squares
– The Center Mirror
– 4 Candles (be they electric or real).

If you have any thoughts, comments, or concerns, please let me know!

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