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The person recognisable as me

Sublimation print on velvet, text

2021

The person recognisable as me is a digital reconstruction of a visual memory, using only images found via google searches. The image depicts a scene witnessed through a psychoanalyst’s window during a conversation in which, overly conscious of therapy cliches, all attempts at authentic expression felt like a disingenuous performance.

 

An accompanying text describes the encounter with the psychoanalyst, and explores how linguistic rules and aesthetic choices can begin to destabilise memory and identity.

The title is taken from a short story by Clare Sestanovich called 'Old Hope'

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Exhibition view: The Naming of Things, Castlefield Gallery, 2021

Images courtesy of Jules Lister