Erasing Tender Moments for Soft Lab @ Gallery 102, GWU, DC
SOFT LAB is a research and exhibition space for softness. Over the course of the exhibition, work will accumulate and change, and performance events will be announced on Facebook and gallery102.tumblr.com as they are developed.
thoughts on the work:
I am performing a long con where I am a newly employed young professional who just moved back after school, and renting a one bedroom apartment — the real reason for renting being my parents got evicted for the 3rd time and needed a place to stay & we found this to be the only way. (this whole process is being documented)
the situation is just colored by our inconsistent past/my relationship to them and our recent reconnection & willingness to know each other.
that said one of the photos is of my father and I at what could be considered a tender moment -
i am self healing from a situation with someone that was emotionally damaging— another photo is of a tender moment from that situation
two others are tender moments from attempts, rituals and bonds of emotional support
I thought of glitching as an opportunity to use soft ware to explore process of disidentification within these contexts and experiences
erasing, smudging, softening with hard marks