Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Asa Johannesson

Asa came and gave a guest lecture about her work and practice. She works with concepts of identity, notions of self and otherness, with a strong focus on gender identity.

Some really interesting work, and seeing her a couple of days after i had made this breakthrough with the idea of exploring my own past and identity, a lot of pieces clicked into place.

Particularly her project entitled "The Twins" stood out to me. Asa has revisited the photographs from her childhood, taken by her grandfather of her and her twin sister.

Asa is now using these images as a base for new images where she's photographing her 'muse' a transgendered boy called Jacob. Sometimes recreating poses, framing, content. Other times displaying the found images with her own in a fascinating juxtaposition.

You can find out more on her website

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