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Agony And Ecstasy - Maurice Doherty
 
The Agony & The Ecstasy - 2015 - Exhibition: MAKEARTHISTORY - Maurice Doherty - Installation View, Manière Noire, Berlin

Format: Human lacrimal fluid, vials, labels with text, glass shelf
Tears of sorrow (19.08.2010) / Tears of joy (21.02.2014)
Dimensions: 60cm x 60cm x 9cm (Framed) 
Date: 2015

‘The Agony & The Ecstasy’ consists of tears in two separate vials collected while the artist was experiencing the polar opposite states of overwhelming sorrow and joy. Although tears can carry a microcosm of the collective human experience, contrasting the expressionistic title, the clinical format suggests an unattainability to really understand or to grapple towards the ultimate depths of another human being. Almost identical in composition, the tears of sorrow and tears of joy are molecularly very different due to the dissimilar chemicals released whilst experiencing the extreme psychological states. Although presented in the most factual way, all emotional context and narrative has been replaced with dry conceptualism.

Exhibition text: MAKEARTHISTORY, Manière Noire, Berlin

 

 



The Agony & The Ecstasy
- 2015 (Detail)

 

 

 

 

 

Agony and Ecstasy - Maurice Doherty




The Agony & The Ecstasy
- 2015 (Detail) - Tears of sorrow (19.08.2010) / Tears of joy (21.02.2014)
Format: Human lacrimal fluid, vials, labels with text, glass shelf
Dimensions: 60cm x 60cm x 9cm (Framed) 
Date: 2015

 

 

         
 
   
 
 
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