Jenny Holzer is an American Neo-Conceptualist artist who is famous for her use of truisms and sayings within public spaces. I’m particularly drawn to her light projections that utilise well-known public buildings as the canvas for the exploration of private commentary that I imagine best belongs within the personal domain of the lovers’ bed. These particular projections seem to highlight how even our most intimate moments are mediated by public experience and how our notions of love, desire and privacy are determined by the wider environments of culture and society. There is something so incredibly touching about seeing the large letters of a statement such as “you are my own” splashed across a building. It is both intimate and political, just like her artwork.
To see more of her projections, click here.
Post by guest blogger: Hila Shachar