A Story of Heartbreak
A story of heartbreak is an installation that consists of film and sculpture. Slater recreates and fictionalizes her own personal experience of heartbreak, by creating tableau images that use the colour red in an obvious way to imply a narrative of love and grief.
The Images are paired with clips from classical music, each song written about love, grief and loss. The dramatic and theatrical soundtrack is there to help trigger an emotional response from the audience, with the sheer volume alone being all-consuming.
A story of heartbreak plays with the idea of the cliché and the visual language of story telling. Dead roses, spilt wine, the colour red and Beethoven are all used to create an easily recognizable story of a young woman dealing with the ending of a relationship.