The first category of the eight part series
on blindness and its metaphors,
"Operculum" visits with seven plastic
surgeons specialising in blepharoplasty (eyelid operation),
within the West Hollywood and Beverly Hills area,
conducting initial consultation sessions for cosmetic surgery
of the upper and lower eyelids on an Asian woman.
It is the intention of the tape to state a point of view
which regards cosmetic surgery of Asian (predominantly women)
eyelids as a self-effacing fantasy of attaining
the standard of beauty as maintained in this society,
a standard which demands conformity to the norm of being average.
Tran T. Kim-Trang
USA, 1993, 14 min, colour