A Guide to Indulgence
Walking into a fun house of Nadia Lee Cohen imagination is everything exciting on a night out in downtown Los Angeles with my friend and celebrity hair stylist Sara Tintari. Nadia Lee Cohen brings her film and series "A guide to Ingulgence" alive. Red carpet entrance with velvet rope and a bar stocked with beer and water, Nadia puts on an live art performance in the middle of Gallery 0-0 LA. With real live performers and rubber masked life sized dolls sitting at a table indulging in kitschy appetizers and champagne looking ominously around the room. Hair and wigs by Sami Knight, set designed by Victoria H Tam and style by Soki Mak.
Nadia talks to Its that Nice magazine about her project; “The constant pressure faced in striving for perfection is so familiar in the world we inhabit,” Nadia says. “In response to homogenous ideals of beauty I wanted to create a satirical world in which the female inhabitants have pushed their appearances into cartoonish, melodramatic and extreme representations of femininity; yet are still looking to improve themselves even further.” (Jenny Brewer, Its that Nice.)
Nadia is a British art photographer, filmmaker and self portrait artist. Her work is known to be inspired by British and American cinema of the 50s, 60s, and 70s like stanley kubrick.
Nadias work reminds me of a combination of a few of my favorite films Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks and Pulp fiction. She has recently been interviewed by Vogue magazine.