In this performance the Urban Beautician points out the nuisance of pressing the button at pedestrian crossings, while the lights for cars change automatically. No signage indicates the necessity to do so, thus tourists are often just waiting aimlessly, while locals assume that the button was already pushed or avoid touching it, disgusted by the potential infestation.
Dressed in her trademark beautician smock, the URBAN BEAUTICIAN will disinfect and push the buttons for one day, at a central Sydney intersection, she will offer this service for free, true to the fading tradition of the usherette or the elevator girl.
Camera: Adam Sébire
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