Just added to my website (www.gretalorimer.com link in bio) “DIFFERENTLY FAMILIAR”, an ongoing project that aims to explore different forms of familiar bonds which belong to the contemporary society. I’ve started from some groups of my family and some close friends and I aim to broaden it to always different familiar bonds.
Please contact me to join the project.
I’m interested in exploring the performative nuance of the familiar relationships intertwined with the performance of the portrait itself that might reveal codes, paradigms, shifts, gestures, traditions, hints of lives.
I see the family as an emotional bond where similarities and differences are intertwined. It is a private space, but also a social place where the roles mingle, exchange, blend and confront each other. Each one has her/his own individual characteristics and stories and so does the family as a group, as a community, as couple, etc.
I wondered how the contemporary families and couples might express themselves through a single group portrait where all the individualities are asked to tell their personalities which refer to nuances and hints of personal stories.
I’m asking people to think about their lives and routines as individuals, about the diversity of elements that characterise their beings – inside the group and outside it – and then to “wear” them. In addition, I’m asking each group to think about common elements within their familiar relationship that might represent a symbolic part of their bond.
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