I Am Your Grandma, 2011

Miami Beach 2016
David Castillo Gallery
Video/Film
I Am Your Grandma is an autobiographical video diary that Mayer records for her unborn grandchildren. By placing the video on YouTube, she conducts a phenomenological study of why people share their personal feelings with anonymous strangers, and whether this sharing affects the actual emotional significance of the piece. The work challenges notions of self-perception of mortality, celebrity, and even the universal impetus for creation and legacy. At the same time, the packaging of the work as a viral-friendly video raises metaphysical questions about artifice and reality.