Heritage, 2008

Performance / Video

Single Channel Video Projection


Aimed at exploring the strong and intense relation between control and desire, this performative action wants to challenge the practice of seduction, as a patriarchal way of controlling the body. This repeatedly failing action (because I manage to wear the eyelashes just for a few seconds, and they fall on the ground again and again) addresses many important questions: what do we exactly desire? Is desire the original source of our creativity or rather the product of historical and social circumstances? Wearing false eyelashes means being more desirable, desiring to be desired. What is the mechanism of desire, and how can we now wear that way of desiring? In what way do we desire desiring?