“Everybody is beautiful, But it is time to wipe makeup off. “
“Make up” signals the ambiguity and particularity of gender issues in the real world. Combining image language with Contemporary Dance Theater in an unprecedented form of dance video, I have blurred the line between real space and surreal space by advancing bidirectional narration through the wearing and removal of makeup. Straightforwardly unmask the cruelty of the subject in an infinite cycle using symbolization to deconstruct existing rights, orders, systems and values.
Civilization has long indulged in the pleasure of camouflage. Being admired or merely accepted is a polarizing desire when gender identities are adopted or imposed. Thus, as a means to survival we put on makeup in many forms. Both real and utopian societies enforce great social repercussions for outsiders, thus we struggle to compromise and are made indifferent by the struggle. It is a lie to others as well as oneself. At once a cause and a result. Life is cruel and for freedom there is a price. Perhaps this is reality.