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Mass Makeup: Freckles

Situated surface — an exploration into the performative graphic design.

Inspired by Korean standards of beauty, makeup trends and facial plastic surgery we examine beauty as a socially constructed category. Makeup and plastic surgery modifications are portraits of our society. Faces become canvases — the battle-zone between individuality and conformity. During The Mass Makeup performance, Tereza’s face is restaged into a canvas — a surface where action can take place. This act questions the involvement of society in how natural assemblages of muscles and skin are transformed into the cultural artefact.