Untitled (APPLAUSE) comes from a larger body of work entitled ‘Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity‘. This research looked into the possibility of female subjectivity in a society based in patriarchy. Navigating feminist thought through equality, difference and androgyny and considering the theories of Irigaray, Derrida, Kristeva and others.
Multimedia, 740 x 180 x 120 mm each, 2009
Two identical black rectangular light boxes with white text APPLAUSE written across the acrylic fronts. The word APPLAUSE illuminates for two minutes on the first box while the APPLAUSE is extinguished on the second box. Then the first box extinguishes for two minutes, while APPLAUSE illuminates the second box for two minutes. This sequence repeats continuously.
Spinning in My Mother’s Garden, MFA Graduation Show, Massey University, Wellington, NZ, 2010
Other works from Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity include Untitled, Untitled (Shuffle), Untitled (Drawing), Untitled (Performance),Untitled (Drawing Performance), Untitled (Headstand), Untitled (Bulb), Untitled (Rainbow), Untitled (Landscape), Untitled (Countdown), Untitled (APPLAUSE), Untitled (Cross Stitch)