Mores McWreath (USA)
Title: The Egg
My art interrogates and restages the fragmented nature of human subjectivity. These artworks actively oppose the dominant cultural assumption of a unified subject. This investigation often leads to introspective analysis and critical deconstruction of my own masculinity. It is not a need to “know” one’s true self because that seems an impossible task, but it is rather a need to make public the theater of perceptions that form individual subjectivities. The goal is to take the vaudevillian stage of my mind and project it out for others to access for the sake of identification. The Nietzschean concept of Perspectivism posits “In so far as the word “knowledge” has any meaning, the world is knowable; but it is interpretable otherwise, it has no meaning behind it, but countless meanings.”
My body appear in The Egg as a stack of random pieces. This pile of rubble is composed of clips, segments, and quotations from private and public, real and imagined histories. It performs on camera in short bursts of dialogue, action and sculpture. These vignettes allow me to quickly access a broad range of genres, styles, and sources. The Internet has created access routes to a flood of media that I channel through various screens and filter into my work as references, homage, transformations, and appropriations. The juxtaposition of fragmentary elements culled from the world of images creates a visual and textual metaphor for the nature of human existence in the face of overwhelming information.