‘Everything is an event on the skin,’ wrote 19th-century scientist and philosopher Hermann von Helmholtz. It was Helmholtz who inspired body-architect Lucy McRae‘s Scientist in this short three-and-a-half minute film exploring the intersection between technology and beauty. Commissioned by venerated apothecary Aesop, “Morphe” is set in a transformed, old Amsterdam church that resembles Aesop’s own laboratories, where the Scientist employs an assortment of gels, liquids and contraptions to a sleeping Muse in a kind of super-sensory beauty treatment. This is a film that reflects the marriage between science and nature — a relationship that is itself explored in Aesop’s product offerings — and will coincide with the global relaunch of the brand’s website.
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