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VESNA JOVANOVIC

Private Eye (2011) 

 The bathroom is a very intimate space, a place where one feels as though they're not part of the outer world, but in an enclosed, private bubble. In our age of surveillance cameras and internet broadcasting, privacy has gained new significance. The bathroom is the most private of spaces. At the same time it is a place of beautification, reflection, and the assertion of communal, public values. 

Instead of painting on the canvas provided for this exhibit, I turned it into an instrument that looks back at the viewer in the bathroom while permanently recording an image – seemingly breaking down the privacy of the space. The camera has fake eyelashes and eyeliner, in a way mocking the viewer's desire for beauty and affirmation. It is a mirror, an inner self; perhaps it is not "the other" at all. 

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