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I’m Nobody! Who Are You? challenges the viewer to consider how they construct their appearance for others and respond to the same construction of others. The work allows the viewer to observe other people in lengths of time that are much longer than would exist in standard social conditions. By doing so, the viewer is given the opportunity to reflect both on the visual cueing of the subject as well as their own response to this cueing. Further, by pairing portraits, viewers create narratives between the participants despite the known conditions of the filming. The viewer consequently is forced to consider the artificiality of their narratives and the gestures, clothing, gendered constructions, and other social signifiers that are used to create these relationships.
I’m Nobody! Who Are You? was presented by New York Live Arts, NY, NY in 2012.
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