Lady Stache/Lady Beard Make Up Tutorial
"Lady Stache, Lady Beard"
The body, sex, and gender are themes which are continuously repeated in art, often with a particular emphasis on the subject matter as being seen as taboo. In abandoning my usual themes of sustainability, and aesthetic, I decided to grow out my mustache and beard hairs as a social experiment to explore the idea of taboo gendered characteristics. Without fabricating anything, I became dependent on my body to produce the raw material for the art; and, in doing so, I explore the relationship of the taboo to the spectacle and conceptualism.
I highlighted and celebrated my lengthy “lady mustache” and “lady beard” using makeup and documented my taboo look in photographs and on film.