The project consisted in changing the exhibition space into a beauty salon where the artist itself performed depilatory treatment to anybody willing. Due to her offer, she caused a particular exchange – free-of-charge waxing for pieces of material she could later use to create artistic objects. During this two-month-long event she worked on art objects while performing depilation and collecting material for her works. In addition to art objects which were named after the specific person, she recorded the discussions that took place during the treatments to create a soundtrack of sorts – each recording was connected to a specific object.
From the artist statement:
It is a curious exchange because I offer a procedure which is considered to be embarrassing. Moreover, this procedure already has a very heavy cultural and social background, it could be said that it is considered stereotypically antifeminist. In principle, this procedure is unnecessary, therefore I exchange one unnecessary activity for another (artistic creation). And by this exchange I get a lot – I get a huge gift of a right to exhibit such an intimate part of a person. This corporeal material I get (wax with hair) is a direct body print, it’s extremely personal, really rough and, at the same time, pure. On the one hand, the whole project is based on a subversively perceived aesthetization of a body, and, on the other hand, it relates to the idea of a genuine exchange between an artist and a viewer. This is because the participation of a certain group is essential for the creation of projects that tend to call themselves socially engaged.