ISABEL   BURR   RATY

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eco-erogenous para-pharmaceutics

by Isabel Burr Raty

BEAUTY KIT is an ongoing project by the Belgian‐Chilean artist Isabel Burr Raty, a hands‐on research into the human body as a territory for sustainable agriculture. Isabel Burr Raty’s BKFF is a mobile farm where she and other females harvest their bodily juices to produce beauty care products, which are used for treatments and sold in her BK Spa & Shop and critically discussed in her BK Focus Group. Through a playful, embodied and participatory art practice, BEAUTY KIT tackles radical questions on ecology and exploitation, sexuality and agency.

The development of Beauty Kit has kindly been supported by the Vlaamse Gemeenschap (VG), Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) (BE), Kersnikova (SI), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Mediamatic and Waag centers for technology & society (NL) and Cultivamos Cultura (PT), amongst others.