Moyra Davey b. 1958
My Saints (2014)
In Wedding Loop (2017), Davey takes up the enigmas of identity, cycling through ruminations on her dysfunctional family and who she is in their midst. She includes meditations on Julia Margaret Cameron, another of her artistic “mothers,” who permissions her own love and doubt and artistic practice. Davey speaks about “decreating” herself. Whether she plumbs her fear of failure and feelings of worthlessness or is distracted by the sheer banality of life, the viewer senses she is continuously deposing herself as a means of arrest in an attempt to grasp life at all.