So I’m coming to the end of my “degree” of fine art (and BA in bullshit) at CSM and can finally publish my thesis and what I’ve been thinking about for the past year and a half.
I became fixated by his metaphor and this membrane soon became the premise of my painting as I explored its inherent potential.
I found a correlation in the properties of Derrida’s hymen, and the properties of a contact lens in the way both membranes created dichotomies: the hymen separated appearances just as my contact lenses separated appearances (two ways of seeing).
My line of inquiry involved structures of different ways of seeing and what was in-between them. What separated a binary of appearances and how did it affect their relationship?