My Surrogate Self, Act I.
My Surrogate Self addresses the question of self-identification, oscillating between the perspective of the object being identified, and that who identifies itself. I took particular interest in the phenomenon of the video-recorded child led by their mother to a performer’s position at a time of formation of the self. I propose a connection of this manipulation felt in the upbringing with the adolescent-adult period, this time as recipients of consumer strategies that constantly present us our alternative self(ves). My position in this narrative is deliberately unclear. The particularity of an individual identity—be it mine or another persona’s—is strategically eluded.