Magdalena Makeup (2004)

Live Art Event

28th August 2004, Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia
6th November 2004, Old Police Station, Lark Lane Community Centre, Liverpool, UK

Also presented as a performative paper at:
The Articulate Practitioner Forum, Aberystwyth, Wales (July 2005)
Diasporic Futures: Women, the Arts and Globalization, V&A Museum, London, UK (July 2006)

Magdalena Makeup, live art event, is an interaction between individual members of the audience and the performer. By taking on the figure of Mary Magdalene, the penitent whore, Lena Simic stages encounters which re-enact the Biblical ritual of the anointment of Jesus’ feet. Magdalena Makeup explores the notion of ‘home’ as an attempt to connect/juxtapose two cities by the act of sending postcards to both Liverpool (artist’s resident home) and Dubrovnik (artist’s place of birth). Audience is invited to destabilize the fixed notion of ‘home’ and challenged towards the ‘Other’.