Performance piece with red lipstick and white cotton cloth.

This work considers femininity, sexuality, animality, and carnality as entangled aspects of a performative femme identity. Red lipstick is applied, revealing an often personal and intimate ritual as the performer gazes into a mirror, then wiped away and applied again. The cloth, face, and hands of the performer gradually become smudged, saturated, and stained with red. 

Documentation by Damian Espinosa Ohlson. 

Photo and edit credit: Damian Espinosa Ohlson.

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