About Test Shooting

2016, 18 min

HD, 16:9, single screen, subtitled.

The video is a part of a bigger body of work on mail-order brides. Here I continue to explore an absurdity of stereotypes about female sexuality and attractiveness and women’s objectification. I use the instructions of how you should photograph yourself for ‘the best match’, available for women only on matrimonial websites. I decided to experiment by asking a male unprofessional model to follow those instructions in front of the camera as if he would be a woman. This video is the result of it with no a prior rehearsal.