Solo exhibition at Köysirata Gallery in April 2017
To Be Seen is an ensemble of four video pieces, each of which creates a perspective on beauty routines. In the beginning, I tried to document evidence of my femininity, but later I was more interested in why am I doing these beauty routines in the first place. I think that beauty routines are related to the transition between private and public space. I prepare my body to meet others in social situations. This ritual comes in part from the need to fulfill social norms. I must look attractive so that I would be an accepted member of the community. One question behind my artworks is how social norms, particularly ideals and anti-ideals about the feminine body, can reach an individual’s private space. This is present in the ways how I see my body and how I treat it. I also questioned the importance of beauty routines in my life generally.
My Pussy Is Too Hairy, 2017. 170 x 300 cm. One channel video installation, 00:15:07, stereo. Still image from the video.
Brevity, 2017. 250 x 120 cm. One channel video installation, continuous loop. Installation view.
Repeating Performatives I: Circulation, 2017. Three channel video, continuous loop, mono. Installation view.
Repeating Performatives II, 2017. Two channel video, 00:12:04, mono. Installation view.