Video performance with thermochromic sheet,

1:50 min, continuous loop.

Mask is a video work forming part of my Honours investigation into transformations and screening behaviours observed in liquid crystals and human emotional responses. I am interested in the dual, opposing definitions of the verb ‘to screen’ (‘to display’ versus ‘to obscure’) and the way that these screening behaviours exhibited in thermochromic liquid crystals as a result of heat stimuli are also performed by humans, often in response to emotional stimuli.