The artist carefully covers her entire face with plasters and then removes them slowly. The work comments on the female beauty industry and plastic surgery, resulting to a monstrous face freeze.
beauty ideals, beauty operations, face, feminism, pain, performance (art forms), plastic surgery, symbolism
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Author), Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Director)
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl was born in Imatra, Finland and currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Kytösalmi-Buhl is a pioneer of Finnish video art, whose work in the 1970s and 1980s can be considered as the beginning of Finnish video art. The artist has studied in the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany under the guidance of famous pioneers artists such as Nam June Paik. In her resent works, she has used photography, object collages and crocheting. Her works can be found in the collections of e.g. the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.