I have recently been exploring the use of YouTube as a medium and looking at ways to incorporate it into my work. What interests me is it’s 24 hour accessibility, a work which would normally be unseen unless ‘shown’ in the traditional sense, comes to exist in the public domain. An exposure for the artist which only often comes in late career stage. The issue of ownership also comes into question as the work remains mine, but could with increased popularity generate income.
The title of the work itself is one of the most frequently asked questions to Apple’s Siri. But has a more serious undertone. Upon being forced to leave the gallery space I had been running, I felt I must leave part of myself behind in it. It is about closure, burial but also rebirth.
Emily Hesse Artist. Usually with dirty hands. Artistic Director at New Linthorpe.