Decision Fatigue

Ilana Harris-Babou

Staging an intimate, absurd, sometimes painful makeup tutorial, Decision Fatigue  traces the choices the artist's mother has made in her life, both large and small, to hold onto youth and remain well. She shares a daily beauty routine for a lifestyle that doesn't allow for breastfeeding, and a makeup tutorial for the preparation of a TV dinner. Playing on phrases like “clean eating” and “minimalist lifestyles,” Harris-Babou questions a world in which structural failures are often framed as personal choices