German translation by Katharina Erben
"According to a 1,900-year-old Western tradition, women do not find themselves nor are they supposed to know that they are beautiful."
In her latest graphic novel, feminist political scientist and illustrator Liv Strömquist poses the question of how beauty is perceived and how it has been impacted by social developments. Because who or what is beautiful has always been a political question. In the Hall of Mirrors is a sensual, carefully researched examination of the beauty discourse centring on Empress Sissi, Marilyn Monroe and Instagram. Together with young actors, the fat* director and performer Katharina Bill stages Strömquist’s unique visual and linguistic wit.
In addition to her work as a director and teacher of performative formats, Katharina Bill carries out research in various contexts on the performativity of body fat, normative representation conventions and their effects.
21 October 2022