unbearable lightness

 

 

Unbearable Lightness
Unbearable Lightness

detail, hand-cut found book, glue, stainless steel pins, 50.5” x 63” x 2.12”, 2014, photographed by Thomas Blanchard

Library, Loop Gallery, 2014
Library, Loop Gallery, 2014

photographed by Thomas Blanchard

Unbearable Lightness engages the familiar tropes of lightness and weight and their association with the making of meaning through material practice.  The hand-cut feathers are made from the pages of Milan Kundera’s 1984 novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being.  Kundera writes: “History is as light as individual human life, unbearably light, light as a feather, as dust swirling into the air, as whatever will no longer exist tomorrow.”