'Reflexion Obscura' is a video work about child abuse. It seeks to evoke the viewer's empathy for the true darkness felt by an abused child. Many children are physically and emotionally abused in the world, by family members, and by governments, businesses, and schools. American society's obsession with youth has made childhood into an abstract perfection for many people. This turns the accounts of abuse that we hear into simplistic stories of good and evil. It hides the strange darkness and complex causes of the problem, such as our cultural fixation on youth that can lead to individuals' obsessions with the young.
Reflexion Obscura/ Obscure Reflexion
Artist: Grimanesa Amorós
Production year: 2006
Catalogued as: EXPERIMENTAL, BODY/DANCE, GENDER/SEXUALITY