Just as world maps and atlases are made from the globe, studio.POC’s scanner makes maps of bodies. A camera rotates 360° around the model like a satellite, taking a picture every 5°. Software specially designed for this installation puts the photos together in a pattern, creating a map, a flat image of the body.
The viewer is confronted with the impossibility of portraying reality. Proportions are distorted and affect the perception of the scanned body. The problem of truthfully representing the entire body in a single image gives it a form of monstrosity. Like a world map, a scan of Bodymap is a failed attempt to represent a three-dimensional subject two-dimensionally.