Articulaction Art Review - September 2013

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Stephanie Booth

Stephanie Booth (USA) an artist’s statement

Our recollections and family histories are human constructs created by our selective memory. Though often inaccurate they serve an important role keeping us connected to the past while tethering us to the present. Though these remembrances are inherently flawed, they orient us to our own accepted reality.

For me, there is an undeniable urge to connect to the past and uncover my roots and origins. However, the past which we did not experience will always be a mystery. My use of appropriated family photos, stories, and genealogy in my work references the constructs of history and memory. History is part fact and part fiction and it is difficult to differentiate between the two. My work struggles with discovering the undiscoverable.


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