Me Watching Mum

A portrait of the artist and the emotional surveillance of the artist's mother, following the death of Steve. 
Despite being connected to the status updates of those we love, can we really know how they are feeling? The material things that demonstrate our successes in life, now take second place to sharing a stream of our perfected portraits and narratives. These portraits can be a stark contrast to our lived out realities.

Screenshot from video chat surveillance, while Mum participates in social media. Wall mounted on a tablet display. Exhibited at Phoenix Brighton in 2013.