If you’re in the city during the next few days, take a detour past Myer’s Bourke Street windows.

What you’ll find is Derma, a live-performance installation across seven Myer windows by luxury skincare label Aesop.

The week-long installation was conceived by Aesop’s head of visual merchandising Carolyn Jackson and choreographed by New York–based artist Iván Sikic.

It sees four performers take part in a live work that celebrates skin as a thing that’s “dynamic and in a constant state of flux, reacting to the environment to which it is exposed”, says Marsha Meredith, Aesop’s head of creative.

The four performers represent The Tailor, a devoted and impassioned practitioner responsible for replenishing the skin; The Appraiser, who rigorously tests the skin; The Conservator, who nurtures and prepares the skin; and The Curator, who navigates the skin through environmental conditions.

“The windows allow us to show a different – perhaps more light-hearted – side [to Aesop],” Meredith says. “But most importantly, Derma compels passers-by to consider our favourite topic: skin. ”

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See Derma in the Myer Bourke Street windows until May 31.

Performance times
Sat May 28: 11am–1pm, 2pm–4pm
Sun May 29: 11am–1pm, 2pm–4pm
Tue May 31: 12pm–2pm, 3pm–5pm