I am looking into Performance Art. Particularly the application of paint on the body. This film is shot & edited with the application of paint being the main focus - not necessarily my body. I was inspired by artists such as Cindy Sherman for her self centered pieces and the most influential action artists during the Viennese Actionism movement - Such as Günter Brus, Otto Mühl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogle. I saw a Otto Muel & Günter Brus piece featured at the "A Bigger Splash" exhibition titled: Total action. Ornament is a crime / Material Action NO 26. Which truly inspired me for this film. The raw energy and motion behind the film stills was something that I wanted to portray, Using just two basic materials: Paint and the body as canvas.
I decided to work music into this piece, because I felt that when silent, it lacked something. Originally I was going to work with purely instrumental. However I believe that this song - Take My Body by Kodaline fits perfectly. There is certain moments during the film [for example when I add the dark green to my face and the lyrics "you took my soul and wiped it clean"] blends really well.