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  

Library, Loop Gallery, 2014

photographed by Thomas Blanchard