Why do you wear make up – I thought you are a boy?
Gender non-conforming people are still regarded and treated as “failed” men and women by western mainstream society. Being trans* and being respected means you’re supposed to have a heteronormative “look”. With why do you wear make up – i thought you are a boy? the artist celebrates fluid gender variations and gender self-determination by playfully exploring femme expressions opposed to what is expected of a (trans)masculine person. The video consists of 100 visuals that have been created with a virtual online makeover application on taaz.com.
The work is part of the group show millionaires can be trans* // you are so brave* at Schwules Museum* in Berlin, 2016.
Concept and Transformation – Stef Morgner, 2015