I am the coming together and the falling apart: I am the enduring and the disintegration (Garden of Purity)


One of seven videos from Garden of Purity, a public art exhibition of stills in the Wellington light boxes 31 August - 9 December 2018 and an online exhibition of video.

Garden of Purity considers how we read and ingest imagery, drawing links through history from art history to advertising. Duffy sees the works as being a layered conversation about Catholicism, advertising, abjection, and queerness. Duffy uses edible materials as a starting point for the series of digitally manipulated photographs in the light boxes and online video works. The series intends to prompt questions about traditional notions of beauty and divinity by blurring the lines between repulsion and desire.” - Press Release