Wendy Yao

  • Maggie Lee, Mommy, 2015, digital video, color, sound, 56 minutes 23 seconds.


    MAGGIE LEE’S Mommy, 2015, is about devotion—about filial piety, love, guilt, but also about the haunted fidelity between the image and the body, the projection and the real. The video is largely a recounting of the artist’s adolescence, with her mother and their time together at its center. But it is superimposed with scrolling text, voices, drawings, animations, footage recorded on phones: a palimpsest of motion graphics in the age of Snapchat. And the icons of Lee’s suburban family life also migrate into her hanging hearts and stars, which echo the decals in her sister’s car, and into