Self, titled – Stella Rose MacDonald

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Self, titled looks at the way we create an image of ourselves through the prism of our families.

For this project my family were asked to write one-page personal biographies. These biographies were then combined to create a seemingly random narrative. The unique phrasing used by each family member family was then repurposed to express my own biography; illustrating the way we inherit habits and character from family, whether it be physical, or in this case, linguistic. In Self, titled the proximity of text and image articulates the notion that the self is a coded text, ready to be read and disseminated. This remixed narrative reflects the complex and diverse conditions of family itself and results in a kind of communal self-portrait.

Stella Rose MacDonald 

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