DON'T GILD THE LILY (THE REHEARSAL)

2019, HOTDOCK PROJECT SPACE, SLOVAKIA

PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION, 45 MIN

2 PERFORMERS, SCRIPTS, WHITE COSTUMES, MADONNA MICS, ANTISEPTIC GEL, ROSE PETALS, BUCKET, WATER BOTTLE, SOUNDTRACK


Don’t Gild the Lily (The Rehearsal) is the first instalment of a musical trilogy on beauty and plastic surgery. It is the part where the actors are introduced to the story. Lines are stumbled, bodies awkwardly placed in space. It is the place for imagination and anticipation. It is practicing the song before the melody is made. The thread without the pearls. We follow a reality star on a quest towards reversing their body modifications, while two cocky demigods plot a scheme and hack a beauty blogger.

PHOTOS BY LEONTINA BERKOVA