lou anne colodny
saturation/ a face-lift in a jar
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar
The Product ( CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO)
2002-2003

This fictitious advertisement for the product Saturation represents societies’ obsession with remedies for youth and beauty.


lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar two of several endorsements
Viewing informercials (CLICK HERE TO VIEW )
2006
two of several endorsements
10:46:10 minutes, per revolution

This spoof on infomercials features Lola, an 80 year old Follies dancer and George Shies, an attorney. They appear in alternating vignettes and talk about their experiences with SATURATION, the face-lift in a jar. They oddly resemble the artist....
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar Black/white still on photographic paper
lola/ black and white still from Infomercial Spoof
2006
Black/white still on photographic paper
10" x 8.5"

Lola, an 80 year old retired dancer from the Follies extols the praises of SATURATION/the face-lift in a jar. It is, she says her secret beauty treatment which has gotten her a role in a new Johnny Depp movie. This character strangely resembles the artist…

lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar black and white photograph
George/ black and white still from Infomercial Spoof
2006
black and white photograph
8.5" x 10"

George Shies, an attorney with craggily skin, claims that SATURATION has made him attractive to “all the gals”. Oddly, George has a slight resemblance to the artist.
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar montaged photograph
Product Packaging
2006
montaged photograph

Historical documentation of SATURATION containers from the 1800s to the present.
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar jars filled with faux product
Installation view of product display
2006
jars filled with faux product

lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar
Items Handed Out to Viewers (CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE)
2006

The viewers were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their skin type and were given a small (faux)sample of the product. If the viewer handed in a completed questionnaire they were emailed a certificate stating they "HAD PARTICIPATED IN AN ART EVENT and EXPERIENCED THE POWER OF ART.
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar photograph on sintra
window advertisement
2006
photograph on sintra
4' x 3'

This was one of two display advertisements lining street and interior windows.

lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar montage of images
Family History /the Hsuls
2006
montage of images

The Hsuls formulated the product SATURATION in Latvia in the 1800s. This historical panel contains photos of the Hsuls, their descendants, the first store and the pouch containing the formula that was discovered years after the family arrived in the United States. The images are identified in an accompanying panel (not shown here.)
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar
viewers interacting with sales representative
2006

In the entrance of the exhibition viewers are greeted by a sales representative and given a free sample of the product.
Installation view with video "young and beautiful ( CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO)
video : "young and beautiful" 2002-2003
dressing table with miscellaneous items
01:39 minutes, per revolution

The obsessive concerns with youth and vitality in society today prompt this video, which shows the fear of aging, applications of oozy compounds which promise to tighten skin and the resulting natural aging that follows.


lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar
checklist (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
2006

Life magazine ad copy, framed altered Life magazine, stills from the video "saturation".
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar photograph
still image from the video "young and beautiful"
2002-2003
photograph

This still represents the point in one's life when nature takes over in the act of aging. (products nor surgery can do no more!)

lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar projected low on the wall
saturation (video: CLICK HERE TO VIEW)
2001-2003
projected low on the wall
01:15 minutes per revolution

saturation takes place in a sterile environment where a green substance suddenly oozes out of and over a disheveled prone body.
it's run amok (video: CLICK HERE TO VIEW)
2002-2003
video / projected on the floor
01;24 minutes, per revolution

Obsessed with products to render one beautiful this creature/human
takes it to the obsessive, compulsive stage.
construction site (video: CLICK HERE TO VIEW)
2003
01:47 minutes, per revolution

The surgical quest for youth and beauty results in many new appearances and momentary satisfaction. All too many times, one surgery leads to another until nature will allow no more.

lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar 01:54 minutes per revolution
Tummy Bump (video:CLICK HERE TO VIEW)
2003
01:54 minutes per revolution
small monitor

This comedic animation highlights the “before” and “after” of plastic surgery in ones’ quest for perfection.

lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar
looking over product
2006

lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar photo printed on vinyl
mask
2003
photo printed on vinyl

Taken from the video "young and beautiful" this mask was mounted in the entryway to the 2005 exhibition held at the Art Center Gallery, Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville, Florida.
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar
Altered Life Magazine
2006
lou anne colodny saturation/ a face-lift in a jar
Altered Life Magazine Ad Detail
2006

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