Solo exhibition at Köysirata Gallery in April 2017
In the beginning, I tried to document evidence of my femininity, but now I am 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.
For me beauty routines are a very juicy theme, because I can explore humanity and society in my artistic work through this subject. I am particularly interested in the relationship between individual and society, which I am analyzing from my point of view. 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.
Exhibition view of the gallery space.
Repeating Performatives II, 2017. Two channel video, 00:12:04. Installation view.
Repeating Performatives I: Circulation, 2017. Three channel video, 00:04:00. Installation view.
Brevity, 2017. One channel video installation, infinite loop. Installation view.
My Pussy Is Too Hairy, 2017. One channel video installation, 00:15:07. Installation view.
Installation view of the two channel video Repeating Performatives II.
Installation view of the three channel video Repeating Performatives I: Circulation.
Animation used in the one channel video installation Brevity.
Video used in the one channel video installation My Pussy Is Too Hairy.