The study of oneself is a unique process.
The act of exploring our identities through materiality and personal archives is present in many artistic forms and personal practices around the globe. Throughout time the study of oneself is at the forefront of our interests and our longing to understand our humanly purpose.
When we find ourselves with an abundance of spare time, we begin questioning the deeper parts of our inner selves. Often, this research can begin through the personal study of familial relationships and inhabited environments.
There are various paths to reach a goal of being at peace with oneself. By immersing oneself in research and creating connections with our surroundings we develop a form of self representation to identify with. Always in search of our place of belonging.
Visual mediums can offer a powerful method to explore identity. Through imagery that is deconstructed, transformed, invented, catalogued, etc, we create a file of our past, present and future. A continuous journey of making our intangible inner selves tangible.
As art makers and conceptual thinkers, questioning personal meaning while existing in a community can offer the attention and significance to mundane attributes that surround us.
Sometimes we are led through a journey of self exploration through our subconscious interests, or through moments of interlude- when we are the closest to ourselves and the exterior feels so far away.
Artists: Paulina Bereza, Kevin Rameau, Claudia Goulet-Blais, Feng, David Nadeau
Curated by Katherine Parthimos and the VAV team (Julia-Autumn Savoy, Carolina Larrosa, and Tyra Maria Trono)
Web Design by Le Lin
Text by Katherine Parthimos
Graphic Design by Katherine Parthimos