Irineu Destourelles

White Balance Error and Subject with Straight Long Hair
2017, Digital HD file, 16:9, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, colour, sound
First exhibited at Transmission, Glasgow, 2017
A white woman's face is followed with extreme camera close-ups that she systematically rejects conjuring the gaze of an other upon the white feminine and consequently or inconsequentially the woman's rejection of feminine convention. Introducing perceptual error from the onset by not adjusting the camera's white balance function and in a context where the camera's view is the embodiment of an intrusive male gaze, the female character performs an established trope of feminine beauty to then reject it - she combs her long hair and puts on make-up to then remove it.