Why (for your eyes) 2022
Risograph-printed Redacted Poetry, Video, Steel, Monofilament
A site-specific text and video installation that explores the contradictory power and self-silencing inherent in the selective disclosure of one's own history of domestic violence. Exploring the myriad ways that a woman may feel she is breaking feminine behavioral taboos, the installation surrounds the viewer in selectively redacted versions of each "Why" that I have regarding my own abusive relationship. At the opening of this enclosure, facing outward, is a confrontational silenced video recitation of my questions in full. The video serves as a further refusal to disclose the story, while insisting upon the visibility of the feelings writ large upon my face.