I Am Your Grandma

I Am Your Grandma is an autobiographical video diary log that Mayer records for her unborn grandchildren. By placing the video in a public forum (YouTube) she conducts a phenomenological study of why people ultimately share their personal feelings with anonymous strangers, and whether this sharing effects the actual emotional significance of the piece. The work challenges notions of self perception of mortality, celebrity, even the universal impetus for creation and legacy. At the same time, the packaging of the work as a viral-friendly video, complete with a young female protagonist, catchy song, and short duration creates metaphysical questions of artifice and reality. This video has over three million views online and was featured on the cover of Art Papers.

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Screened at:
Contemporary Museum of Art, Optic Nerve XIII, Miami, FL.
SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX.
Big Screen Project, NY, NY.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Amid Street Nosie, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
David Castillo Gallery, Family Matters, Miami, FL.

Costumes: WildChild World
Cinematographer: Danny Fernandez

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