My Life As Fiction, 2006, 6:23
My family role-plays and engages in a conversation about how they would interact with me if they found out that my mother hid the secret that I was not only adopted, but Turkish.
My work addresses the notion of identity and fantasy and how they play a role in my Armenian American Family. There is a legacy of victimization, hate, and a fierce familial loyalty that is passed down in families that have been through genocide; this legacy is particularly prevalent in my family. Some of my videos deal with fantastical notions that force my family to address their personal politics and others deal with the reality of this legacy and how it has directly affected my life.