Fake tan

Photoprint 109×76, performance

Fake tan (2019). The piece started as a durational performance when applying self tanning mousse for half of the body and face while I was living for a short period of time in Northern Ireland where the use of self tanning products was a very visible phenomenon. Getting tanned for only half of the body was a way to visually conceptualise the tendency for polarization in the society and also to bring visible a line between what could be considered “natural body” and a body temporally modified by a beauty product. I continued to live normal life with the half fake tan for the five days duration that the tanning lasted. After a photo session with a photographer the visual presentation of the piece formed to be a photo print of my half tanned back.