Justification for Grooming was the second piece in the series, which concluded with an exhibition on July 29, 2007. It examined the psychology of male and female beauty rituals.
The installation was customized into Moxie Parlour, a San Francisco hair salon, and transformed the space into a temple for beauty worship. A religion was built around beauty, complete with saints, rituals, angels and a martyr. The show climaxed with a performance piece at 7:29pm where any member of the audience could take a cut of my hair.
This clip is a video component to III : Pluck, which was played on loop on a tv beside a large yellow paper filled with used waxing strips and original prints.
Music by Scott Weiser.