Hearn says the choice to play every role herself made things a bit easier. Im completely alone when Im shooting these and, you know, even though I know that people are going to see it, sometimes it removes a lot of the self-consciousness of it, she says. I think the challenge was that it was all being filtered through me and my personality there is only so much range there.
The show also features three smaller videos Hearn created using green screens (and other people). In one, a woman wrestles with a person dressed completely in black against a black background. In another, the same black-garbed person holds someone else in his or her arms. In the third work, Hearn is sprawled out on the ground, as if shes sleeping or dead. Ive been playing around with the dark side and all of that and death for the last few years, Hearn says. [This is] kind of the first solid manifestation of it. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 1117 East Freeway. Through June 14. For information, call 713-223-8346 or visit www.diverseworks.org. Free.
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