Bath bomb heartSingle-channel 4k video with audio, 03’02”, 2020
Bath bomb heart is a dreamlike video about the tension between repeated bodily actions and desires to change oneself. A collection of functional bath bombs shaped into palm-sized human hearts are locked away in a cabinet. When a chime sounds and the cabinet opens, the hearts are stroked and arranged by a gloved hand before one is selected, weighed on an exfoliation pad, and takes a plunge. Even though the heart dissolves, the closing frames of the video again show a full cabinet. The sequence references private rituals that are repetitive, non-linear openings and closures. These rituals may be both soothing and hurtful.