unbearable lightness



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.”

© 2021 by Jenn Law  

Unbearable Lightness

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