Beauty Kit SPA
Isabel Burr Raty
23 till 24 Mar 2019
Opening: Saturday 23 Mar 2019 — 15:00 till 18:00 hrs

24 March 2019
Ongoing spa tour starting: 15:00
Beauty Abduction treatments: 16:00-17:00
Drinks & finger food: 17:00-18:00

24 March 2019
Beauty abduction treatments & spicy tea: 15:00-18:00

In Catastrophic times… Can the orgasmic body be a source for sustainable electricity production? Can the cavities that make up the landscapes of the human sexual organs be a territory for agricultural development? Can sex hormones offer alternative components for psychopharmacology and recreational drugs formulas?

Isabel Burr Raty is creating hybrid performances and installations that invite the public to queer fixed categories of production understandings and experience the benefits of embodying utopian Sci-Fi in real time. She is currently running a mobile Farm that starts by harvesting human female genital juices, to produce beauty bio-products in Portugal and Amsterdam, and evolves into an “Eco-erogenous Para-pharmaceutics Village” in the Atacama Desert, where “every-BODY” will harvest and recycle each other.

In this exhibition/performance Isabel, together with the Farm Beautician, will run an experimental Spa that offers a menu with beauty abduction treatments for the public. During the SPA tour, the benefits of the beauty bio-products are explained and the audience is invited to inquire on the farming technologies as well as advising on the sustainable model of production of these farms.

Inscriptions for the Next Beauty Kit Female Farm, which will happen in Mediamatic Amsterdam in August 2019, will be open for participants all throughout the exhibition.

Artist Bio

Isabel Burr Raty (BE/CH) is an independent filmmaker and performance artist, interested in the ontological crack between the organic and the artificially engineered, between the unlicensed knowledge of minority groups and the official facts. Since 2013 she is based in Brussels. In her film work, Isabel embodies human Cosmo-visions that are in eco-survival resistance, bringing the imaginative realisms of the camouflaged and their subversive sense of chronology into the screen. In her artwork she interweaves new media, body/live art, lectures and participatory performance proposing hybrid narratives and bio-autonomy practices that play with synthetic magic and compose in situ Sci-Fi.

​Isabel is associate researcher in, teaches Media art history in École de Recherche Graphique Brussels; and in 2018/19 is artist in residency in Waag, Mediamatic and VU Amsterdam after obtaining a grant for outstanding international artist given by the AFK. Her works and collaborations have been shown in venues such as: KVS (Royal Flemish Theater), Constant_V, ZSeene Art Lab, Beursschouwburg, Limal (Brussels); Palais de Tokyo Paris, ISEA Hong Kong; and in conferences such as FEMeeting Portugal, Taboo Transgression Transcendence in Art and Science (Corfu Greece), Human Enhancement Clinic at Border Sessions (The Hague) and FACTT at Humbolt University Berlin.