Clear tear “Clear Tear” is an interactive installation, fantasy-reasoning studying human emotions and the possibility of controlling it. The author observes a... Read More
“Clear Tear” is an interactive installation, fantasy-reasoning studying human emotions and the possibility of controlling it.
The author observes a connection between the principle of interaction of everything that exists in this world, and examines the interaction of two groups, each composed of 3 elements. In the first group, the first element is our planet Earth, a natural creation, the second element is everything that is created by man using natural resources. The third element is the weather element which can have a beneficial or completely destructive effect on what man has created, despite all attempts to prevent it.
The same is with a man: the human body is created by nature, the human mind/consciousness is created by man using natural resource (our brain as an organ), human emotions are like a weather.
And in case of a human, emotions can also have a positive or completely destructive effect. It is also impossible to choose or control emotions. A person can try to create certain conditions around and thereby create an illusion of control, or try to suppress an emotion in himself, but it’s not a solution as it has already been experienced, now it is control of the consequences of something experienced.
Our sensitivity, this is our interaction with the world, it is like the ability to see, hear, etc. ... People often do not value positive conditions, taking them for granted, but they are very acutely experiencing all negative feelings. However, this is how we are made.
In this work the artist enables the viewer to choose an emotion and “try it on”. You can pick a "tear" of your choice, the choice could be based on a colour or size, or on the meaning of the "tear". Will the first choice be based on the content or on the form?
Choice impossible In reality and complete freedom to choose an emotions while interacting with this art-object.
Having tried on a “tear”, the artist also invites the participant to take a photo with the chosen emotion and post it on social networks, using hashtag #tryatear. The artist will analyze all hashtaged content to determine in what favour people give their preference, to - a beautiful form or meaningful content, what was chosen more often positive or negative emotions.
The installation is based on a pedestal made of artificial stone with eight compartments, in which tears are drowned, made of plexiglass and attached by a chain to the stand. Each of the eight tears varies in size, color, thickness, degree of transparency, each represents certain emotions. Visitors will be able to identify each tear’s meaning from the list below.
Tear of Happiness - the smallest and most fragile, gold-colored tear,
Tear of Pain - red tear,
Tear of Joy - green tear,
Tear of Disappointment - gray tear,
Tear of Envy - the heaviest and most massive, black tear,
Tear of Anger - orange tear,
Tear of Empathy - glass-transparent tear through which you can clearly see a person,
Tear of Sentimentality - blue tear.
The installation creates the illusion of a choice of emotions, and at the same time simulates a game where you can painlessly try on a certain state. One of the important themes of the artist’s works is the possibility of integrating art into everyday’s life and home conditions. Installation "Clear Tear” can become an interior item.