I am so sorry

Maria Legault

2002, 01:28 minutes, colour, English


This frantically paced performance for the camera depicts the artist adding various substances to her face to make it merge with the background while repeatedly apologizing. For example, she covers herself in beige paper against a beige background and inserts her head in a burgundy nylon against a burgundy background. These actions represent the impulse to make oneself disappear, to become a wallflower. It is inspired by the toxic shame that can motivate someone to want to disappear and to apologize for no reason.

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