I do actually like Valentine's. Not the cheesiness. Cheesy people go for that and conversely the appropriate cynicism is for the cynics. The opportunity it gives to talk about thingsother than those of a seemingly normal day, possibly related to love, are what I like.
Jennifer Locke and her work 'Match', which is currently on show at Guest Projects in East London, along with a bunch of talented, mostly performance/ video artists is my chosen 'thing' to comtemplate this year:
MATCH, a 6 minute 16 second video shown on loop is a film of the artist 'Grappling
with a much heavier and more advanced opponent, my labored breathing is
documented by a wireless microphone hidden in my sports bra.' That's it. That's all we're given with regard to explanation/ interpretation of this intense video. And that's all we need as far as I am concerned because this potentially powerful piece is unlocked by your reaction.
Go see it: where GUEST PROJECTS, 1 ANDREW'S RD., HACKNEY, LONDON
until FRI FEB 24, 2011