THE NEW YOU, a Tale of Reawakening in Nine parts, tells the story about what happens when we purchase what we hope will be the perfect substitute for our imperfect self. Exploring the concept of bioengineering and the uncharted territory it raises, as well as the challenges experienced by people re-entering society after a global lockdown, I play with the possibility of a substitute for one’s self.
Answering an Instagram ad, a young woman purchases THE NEW YOU! in the hope that it will shield her from the trials of restarting her life after the pandemic. But what happens when this more than perfect substitute begins to act on her own initiative?