7 September, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 3 October, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
‘Lachrymal’ reaches out towards rapture, through queer desire, to revel in the experience of rendering oneself vulnerable to another. This underwater multi-channel moving image offers space that dreams of uninhibited gay love, where desire drives wet bodies towards promises of connection, and transformation.
Meaning, pertaining to tears, ‘Lachrymal’ re-positions our understanding of this fluid world, questioning its relationship to the protagonists. We are reminded of the mutability of tears. That although their functional capacities, they are offered by the body as an insight into deeper emotional landscapes of their bearer. Here, the images behave as tears do, enunciating visions into deeper narratives of both the protagonists, and the artist. Through this allegorical form, ‘Lachrymal’ searches the vulnerability of loving, of reaching out, holding one’s breath, for moments of solidity in an unstable, liquid world.
7 September – 3 October 2022
Riddoch rear wall & foyer window