third eye - Documentation of video projection in window. Exhibited at Seventh Gallery as part of 'Night Screen' commissioned by Yarra City Arts, June 2020.
I asked my Mother to perform while I sat opposite and filmed her face at close-range with a camera. I asked her to look at me as if she did not know me, as if I had not come from her. I used the camera as a third eye to record the experience. My intention was to distance myself from her, so that when one of us departs this earth it will be easier to grieve. Instead, it brought us closer together. It was just a performance - the device between us could never truthfully capture or portray the depth of our relationship.
List of imagery
1. Video documentation of 'third eye,' projection in Seventh Gallery window, Gertrude St, Fitzroy 2020.
2. Photo documentation of 'third eye,' projection in Seventh Gallery window, Gertrude St, Fitzroy 2020.
3. Video Documentation of 'third eye' ceiling projection on to floating window installation, VCA critique, 2018.
4. Lucy Foster, third eye, HD Video: 2:30min loop, 2018.
© Lucy Foster. Living and working between Naarm (Melbourne) and Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Castlemaine) on unceded land belonging to the Wurundjeri and Jaara Jaara people of the Kulin Nation.