Medium : Glass, Tears, Energy, Matter, Intention and Containment
Ev+a 2008 Curated by Hou Hanru
This sculptural installation comprised of 3,505 glass ampules that are connected to almost invisible strands in a long hanging row creating a subtly swaying wave form. Shifting hues hint at untold levels of information and a deep measure of time. Though abstract, the installation’s form is the expression of the tears collected.
Teardrops in Wonderscape explores how a drop of water has the capacity to hold the memory of a substance that has passed through it. The investigation of this notion, water as a conductor of memory has led to an interest in homeopathy. Intrigued by the emotional content of a tear, this work involves the systematic collecting of tears from the public and making a homeopathic remedy from the collected tears; as each tear is a like a snowflake has its own unique fingerprint. Le Gear potentised these tears collected from herself and the public and placed this remedy in the 3505 suspended tear collecting vials which you lie beneath in the installation.These tears should fall upon you, as the vials are suspended upside down with no lids, this transition should happen but it does not.