Excerpt from the press release for "Celebrity Sex Tapes / Aquarium Videos" curated by Kara Brooks at Lit Gallery, New York, NY, 2017
Hinant compares the construct of the autonomous and impermeable minimal art object, which Dan Flavin legendarily summed up as it is what it is, to television stars who are touted as famous for being famous. Her video I Love Money and Now Im Loving Life combines audio samples from The Real Housewives of Orange County with found amateur aquarium footage that fades in and out of monochrome color fields. This work is a meditation on voids, featuring the empty catch phrases of reality television stars as they define their public identities. In this exhibition, Hinant creates a dialogue about the social implications of our current post-internet, post-reality, reality.