Justine

Satisfaction Frustration

What motivates us is the fight between being satisfied and frustrated. This might explain why we get out of bed or why we stay there for days on end.
Now more than ever motivations are considered sinister, and action without motivation, unviable. Satisfaction Frustration reasons with how we behave in the crossfire between too much and not enough.

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Spinning in my mother's garden

Spinning in My Mother’s Garden

Is female subjectivity possible within a patriarchal system? The following discussion investigates feminist thought though equality, difference and androgyny, mapping the achievements, setbacks, advantages and disadvantages of each through the theories of Luce Irigaray, Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva and others.

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where our bodes hit the world

where our bodies hit the world

‘where our bodies hit the world’ is an attempt to conform to a standard and being found lacking. A performance evolved to control our bodies which only undermine the regulation. Resulting in performative photographic and video work around trauma, rage and resilience.

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do you love me? install

do you love me?

New Zealand based artist Justine Walker uses repetition, performance and lived experience to research longing, loss, acceptance and family. Her latest video work ‘do you love me?’ is a longing for acceptance. A woman plays into the miscommunication of love by sending semaphore signals in mirror image. The red & yellow Oscar flags, used to signal at sea, increase the distance as she repeatedly asks passers-by, ‘do you love me?’, not knowing if the question is noticed, heard or understood.

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do you love me?

do you love me?

‘do you love me?’ is a video work of a woman using a child size pair of semaphore flags to repeatedly signal ‘do you love me’. However, the woman is signalling in mirror image, a common mistake when first learning semaphore, playing further into the miscommunication around love. The flags are red & yellow Oscar flags used to signal at sea, increasing the miscommunication and distance between performer and viewer.

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Love Letters

Love Letters

‘Love Letters’ consists of a child size pair of semaphore flags. With the potential to ask the question, if you know how to use them, but with no promise the question will be received or understood. Would you understand a response? (if there is one)

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28 Days

28 Days

In 28 Days a naked woman places 28 post-it notes on the wall in a grid, 7 across and 4 down, to represent a menstrual cycle. However, the post-it’s keep falling off the wall. The woman continues the performance until all the post-its stay on the wall. Within seconds of walking away from the completed task the post-its start to fall again.

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