Important Moments of Crying in Art, Part 1
Crying Glasses (An Aid to Melancholia)
On public transport in Hamburg, Berlin, Rostock, London and Guildford
Photo: Christina Lamb
Over a year I wore the crying glasses while travelling on public transport in all the cities I visited. The glasses functioned using a pump system which, hidden inside my jacket allowed me to pump water up out of the glasses and produced a trickle of tears down my cheeks. The glasses were conceived as a tool to enable the representation of feelings in public spaces. Over the months of wearing the glasses they became an external mechanism which enabled the manifestation of internal and unidentifiable emotions.
Hm. I’ve been seeing a lot of people crying on the subway recently…