As a makeup artist and visual artist, I'm very interested in how beauty is perceived by women and men. For the majority of cosmetics history, men have been largely ignored even though many of the pioneers in the makeup industry have been men. With my project, I would like to film a "makeup application dialogue" in which I film another person applying makeup to me in a style that they would typically apply to themselves. Throughout their application, I would like to create discourse in which they tell me of how ideals of beauty imposed on them throughout their life have impacted them, negatively or positively.
This ideally would be presented in the form of a video, much like Marina's own documentary presentation of her retrospective and The Artist is Present performance. Mine wouldn't be quite as long, though. ;)