Real Tears, 2018
Installation at Deluge Gallery, Victoria BC
3, individually framed with stands and light
14 x 9 inches each Rainbow Holograms
Using tears and the act of crying as both subject and conduit to investigate these codes and their affect, Real Tears takes on an analysis of the social impositions of sincerity and virtue as contrived "authentic" or "biological" signs that internalize and enforce the feminine position as it is subjugated to the manipulative. As an investigation of the deliberate boundaries of what is genuine and what is pretense, Real Tears exists as a hologram created out of three tear stained tissues of the matriarcial lineage, grandmother, mother and self. The disappearing effect of the work enacts the contranym of the virtual as both 'not existing' and 'almost the same'.
Please note that holographic images cannot be rendered in flat photography and are a mere likeness to how they perform in person.