15 August to 1 September
My series, Womanhours, investigates how women's body-correcting practices have transformed the social construction of women’s gender. The body-correcting practices studied include body-contour wear, Brazilian waxing, anal bleaching, salt water cleansing and fake tanning. This group of practices has become part of women’s everyday experience. Their normalisation has established a strong cultural expectation toward their performance. Self-portraiture is an effective way to critique and undermine the normative regime of media's body-correcting practices. My artwork confronts the lens' male gaze with the awkward, comic labour of body-correcting practices. The 'natural' camera image present in media is hence denaturalised.
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