Lacrimacorpus (Zeitschneide), 2004
While in Washington DC I went to the amazing National Museum of Women in the Arts and caught the last week of Total Art: Contemporary Video. They featured 10 contemporary women artists including Janaina Tschäpe. She showed Lacrimacorpus, which translates into "tear body". The woman is embedded into these scenes of isolation and despair as the latex necklace becomes a string of "inflated tears". The video below shows a gradual intensity as the character spins faster and starts to lose control paralleling an outpouring of emotion. I was enamored.
More information on this beautiful work here:
I think this may be my last post. I've struggled to return to this since the summer ended and I don't take that as a sign I should continue. This blog has served as a great place for me to improve my writing, hone in on some inspiration, and look for direction in my own work because "knowing what you admire in others is a wonderful mirror into your deepest, as yet unborn, self," (Gretchen Rubin). I've just spent the last half hour pinteresting my favorite posts and it was a nice look back at that growth. I'll still be posting daily on my tumblr.
Thank you again for your generous attention and support in my quest to find art that makes you laugh and cry.
|Lacrimacorpus (Ettersburg I), 2004|
|Lacrimacorpus (Goethe Park), 2004|
Lacrimacorpus (Ettersburg II), 2004