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20: Bow[o]man Cosmetics
The 7-Year Itch
Mixed media on paper
12 x 17.25 inches
Market stall performance for Bow Festival, Roman Road, London E3, 31/07/05.
I make instant, removable 'tattoos' of and for my customers by engraving their portraits into acetate, filling the carved-out lines with charcoal dust and printing the results onto their Vaseline-primed skin. The transparent 'printing plates', overlaying each other and jointly projected via overhead projector to the stall's roof, merge into a single communal portrait of Bow[o]man.