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Monday, February 08, 2010


Experimental (dis)comfort by Isabelle Carbonell

Palindrome is a “videopainting” about what society demands us to do as either immigrants or citizens: to assimilate. It is a palindromic painting about the mirror of identity, the multiple masks we offer in different settings, and our subconscious rebellion that emerges in times of epiphany.

Watch the video: Palindrome

1 comment:

Karyn said...

So glossy and seductive like beautiful masks people wear at parties; masks that beg to be pulled off b/c of the compulsion to see who's underneath.

Also a fascinating visual depiction of sociology, the ongoing tensions between self and society, and the ways in which identity is negotiated on multiple levels. It's something I'd like to show my college classes.

Thanks so much for sharing this work ~