“A Successful Artwork”

DESCRIPTION:

15-minute, single-take video in which the artist cries; over-laid and partially obscured by static text, reading: “A Successful Artwork is an evasion of reality that tells a larger or deeper truth. To succeed, the artist must avoid the following: being too literal and being too sentimental.”*

1. a successful artwork still

“A Successful Artwork” film still. 2015

*The sentence derives from a conversation had with poet, Prageeta Sharma. “[the artist] must avoid being too literal and being too sentimental” are her words, which I grappled with in the making of this piece.