"Exhibiting You" - Story

Cutting Along the Lines

By: Regina José Galindo
Submitted: 06/19/2008

In this performance a plastic surgeon draws lines on my body. They are the cut-out lines that he would then follow during my cosmetic surgery.

The surgeon points out my defects and the changes I would have to make in order to be "beautiful."

In Venezuela, in particular, there is an obsessive cult of beauty. People are so preoccupied with how they look they will spend a great deal of their money on things like beauty products and plastic surgery.

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