I Care, I Swear, 2020
“I Care, I Swear” speaks to how invisible care really is sometimes and how internalized it can become when we are unable to bring it to the surface. Using blinds as a familiar household object, I attempt to reveal and alternatively hide how we care and how uncaring our words can sometimes be. Is it our responsibility to push ourselves to say the extra “I love you”? Does the hidden care always need to be shown for it to be understood? What do we do when our words mean more than what they say? What do we do when our care is more than what we show?
As the audience chooses to interact with the piece, they decide what gestures of care are shown based on which face of the blinds they would like for the world to see.