The full colour makeup session (2016)

single-channel video (6’48”)

The video shows the process of a trashy imitation of youtube video footage. In these videos, different women are presenting their makeup tutorials to achieve the look of an asian beauty – like the stereotype of “a female asian gangster”. In this video the artist is trying very hard to get this look, transforming into someone else – this makes it easier for the other people to identify her in the society. “As a ‘true’ female asian, I believe that I have a better chance to become an “ABG” – a living ‘Asian Baby Girl’, an object, right? Although, not forgetting to grease the color on my face, the color that is always attributed to me…”Says Hui Ye.