A Scripted Life
Simone Engelen (NL) – A Scripted Life
In modern Western society, many believe that life is what you make it.We embrace statements like 'Follow your heart' and 'Where there's a will, there's a way'. But to what extent are we really the master of our lives, the maker of our happiness? And what happens when we relinquish control? Our actions and experiences determine who we are.Simone Engelen poses the questions: Can identity really be made and altered by day-to-day actions or provoked experiences? Or is who we are predetermined? Are we all part of a major blue print?
In an attempt to answer these questions, she relinquishes control of the camera and becomes the subject of her own photography. Others decide for a day who she is, how she behaves and what she does. A Scripted Life is a refreshing attempt to look empirically at the malleability of life, the things that shape our identity and the extent to which we can exert any influence over them.