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Double Eyelid Tape Tutorial (for Monolids of Steel) is a how-to-video parody, posing as a you-tube style beauty tutorial and utilises revealing comments by you-tube viewers from the many tutorial videos already in existence, while calling into question the very problematic nature of (orientalist) lookism, at the crossroads of gender and race. The accompanying music is a remake of the opera aria, Habanera, originally from Carmen, composed by French Georges Bizet. Fitting for the context of this video, RHEE highlights a European classical music tradition which has been appropriated by Korean mega-popstar Park Ji-yoon in 1997.
This work is part of the project, Modern Beauty Ideals in the Age of Digital Technology.
Screenings and Exhibitions
TOPO/Carte Blanche, Groupe Intervention Video (GIV), Montreal, Canada, 18 Nov, curated by kimura byol – nathalie lemoine