DEBATE: The Scale (The Stuff Of Nightmares, Readymade, 2019)

The Scale by Alix de Bretagne - Readymade, 2019

Many of us struggle with our weight and the way we perceive it – I sure do. I was trying to imagine a way in which I could express the way that I feel about it and I created this piece entitled “The Scale”. Looking at the piece, I begin to think the way I view my body is wrong. But why then do I do it?


I want to reach out to people and see what they feel when they see this:

The Stuff Of Nightmares


It’s a scale that no matter what you actually weight is, it will always tell you you’re fat. For as long as I can remember, this is the way I’ve felt, regardless if it was true or not.

So I put it to you. How does the scale make you feel? Is it funny, cruel or is it shocking or thought-provoking?
Alix de Bretagne

Conceptual Artist, Art Director, Human Rights Activist, Queer, Non-Binary - I'm OK with all my labels. Through my art, I strive to explore my own struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and body dysmorphia. I'm also fighting the stigma around poor mental health and I strive to share knowledge from my own struggles.