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2021 LENS-BASED/SITE-SPECIFIC CLEANING

The Location of Tears



Work


a)  Photographic transparencies (vinyl printing), plaster, epoxy resin, vaseline 
b)  10x10x1.5 (cm)
c)  2021



Installation View; Photo: Istvan Virag


Installation View; Photo: Istvan Virag


Untitled IX. (Your palm flies across the front seat)
Photographic transparencies, plaster, epoxy resin; 10x10x1.5 (cm)



Untitled VI. (Bursts in silence)
Photographic transparencies, plaster, epoxy resin; 10x10x1.5 (cm)


Untitled X. (Slaps in rage)
Photographic transparencies, plaster, epoxy resin; 10x10x1.5 (cm)


Installation View; Photo: Istvan Virag


Open wounds
A blocked drain
Betel nuts
Subtropical oceans
Hardened plaster dries dampness

Three plump memories hide in the dark, stepping on their right toes, flexing them with cracking heels. They crawl along with soggy secrets on their backs. In and out, in and out wet traces become a polish on the ground. Everything is visible, though light is absent. One of the memories strikes up a conversation. “Have you seen the other two?”

Memory is slippery. It shows itself as glimpses, incomplete shapes of a narrative hidden. It is porous, draining into itself in an active search for reconstructed identities. Fragmented memories become categorized: a self-portrait that is more a referential, authorial fiction than an autobiography.

The Location of Tears combines three essays, fifteen panels of photographic transparencies, layers of vaseline (applyed on the floor and windows), exploring the concealed and the exposed, the narrative and the non-narrative. The bodies of the texts and the pictures are trying to capture one another in the patriarchal waves of my orbit, or yours.




Installation View; Photo: Istvan Virag





Mark