for this piece I was inspired by one of Marina Abramović's early performance works. with a brush in one hand and a comb in the other, she works on her face and hair, while repeating the sentence: art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful. her voice betrays that she is in pain, and her face also makes it abundantly clear that she is hurting herself. a truly thought provoking piece making a statement on the duality of beauty and pain reflected in art.
the painful pursuit of beauty
"I brush my hair with a metal brush in my right hand and simultaneously comb my hair with a metal comb in my left hand while doing so I continuously repeat art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful until I hurt my face and damage my hair.
duration: one hour