Becoming Oneself

The project takes on drag transformation as a center point to explore the concept of metamorphosis. A constant state of becoming were objects, tools, make-up, and clothes take agency over the body and catalyze its transfiguration. The video addressess the existing parallel between the physical changes and the emotional journey that one goes through in the process; shorter and faster body changes that feed into a slower and prolonged internal growth, and vice versa. The process is dissected into three stages: (to) UN-MAKE, (to) MAKE-UP and (to) RE-MAKE (oneself), that correspond to the preparation, the transformation in itself, and the re-birth into a new “old self”, ready to start all over again.

Filming: Epigrama Studios
Editing: Andrés Salazar Biermann