Peel Porn

As I have been painting the rectangles, I have had many of my peer group come in and say how satisfying it will be to peel off all the masking tape to reveal the clean lines underneath. Many had suggested that I even film it and create a time lapse of it being peeled, and my group of friends had also requested that I message them when I would be peeling so that they could watch.

watching in anticipation

pink peeling

In addition to this I also did a live instagram video, which allowed my followers on instagram to join and watch the peeling live. Since I was so excited to peel off the tape I hadn’t really planned everything out. If I did something like this again, I would have maybe considered leaving the peeling as a performance piece for the private view as a live action satisfying experience. Despite this, I feel like the audience from my peer group and instagram live video enjoyed watching the peeling process.


For my time lapse video I decided to put the songĀ Primadona by Marina and the Diamonds, in the background. I feel like the lyrics and pop sound fit well with all the associations and opinions towards the colour pink that I have collected over the course of my project. Overall I think that the time lapse came out really well, apart from at the start where someone from my peer group decided to walk and stand in front of the camera.

Although originally I was going to peel the tape off all by myself, I knew that I would need help to reach the top lines of tape, as even using a step ladder I am too short to reach. This meant that I had James help me peel the higher sections. Halfway through filming, other people watching asked if they could also peel, so I decided that I would let people join in. I think this actually makes the video look better and more dynamic, as people suddenly descend on the wall halfway through to peel off the tape.