Dovilė Aleksaitė: Landscape of the Studio
2020, video, 7′27′′
The materials in beauty salons live a life of their own. They travel from different containers and touch the skin, the nails and the sense of smell. The chemicals in nail polish and other products used in nail studios harden and thicken, create smoothness and vivid colors, but also create toxic clouds when evaporated and released in the air. The slow interactions and sounds of parlour and labour, the invisible toxicity and artificial shine waver between daily life in the nail salons and the world of materials that slowly occupy the (in)visible space.