To Be Seen

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. 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.

 

 

WORKS

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

Brevity, 2017. One channel video installation, continuous loop. Installation view.

 

 

My Pussy Is Too Hairy, 2017

My Pussy Is Too Hairy, 2017. One channel video installation, 00:15:07. Installation view.

 

 

VIEW VIDEOS

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.