Don’t Gild the Lily
Don’t Gild the Lily (The Rehearsal) is the first instalment of a musical trilogy on beauty and plastic surgery made in collaboration with Miriam Kongstad. It is the part where the actors are introduced to the story. Lines are stumbled, bodies awkwardly placed in space. It is the place for imagination and anticipation. It is practicing the song before the melody is made, the thread without the pearls. We follow a reality star on a quest towards reversing their body modifications, while two cocky demigods plot a scheme and hack a beauty blogger. The story is narrated by a choir of geese. Honk honk.
Hot Dock Project Space, Bratislava “No Scrubs”, group exhibition curated by Anna Walther and Anne Langgaard, 2019