Stills from video: Dialectic of Desire and Denial
Dialectic of Desire and Denial
This work explores what it means to both witness beauty and bear the burden of dichotomy and duality. Displayed small in a corner, these videos become metaphors for our hidden dialectic with various parts of our selves. By sharing this intimate imagery, I draw the western gaze away from exoticizing and consuming pain and toward recognizing the role of vulnerability in personal healing.