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Simple gestures of optimization turn into destruction.
Through applying increasing amounts of facial cream to their face, the artist levels out all uneven parts of her face, creating a smooth and unresistant surface. Increasingly, vital functions of her face become covered and dysfunctional.
The work was inspired by a stay in Gangnam and refers to the equally smooth urban and facial surfaces on the road side ads. The work deals with questions towards self-destructive processes in our culture, where environmental, societal and political damage is done despite full awareness of their fatality.

single channel 1920 x 1080 video, 20:37 mins, 2015/19