In her ceramic sculpture “The Moon,” Lin challenges understandings of feminine interiority by requiring audiences to peer through the vulva of a truncated female form in order to watch the animated loop inside. Dubbed “Inside Out,” the animation addresses the old Madonna-vs.-whore cliché.
The exhibit’s namesake, “Holograms,” a twenty-minute video projection montage of found footage and animations, likens identity to a holographic image. Attempting to embody that which can’t be categorized, the ambiguous work incorporates optical illusions, hypnosis and visual contradictions, all to thwart any image of authentic identity.
“Holograms” runs 6 November through 11 December 2010 at L.A.’s Francois Ghebaly Gallery .