Arzu Arda Kosar

Projected Portraits
September 2010

The portrait series seek to study how clothing provides certain group belonging or evoke certain images that reference to desired affiliations. In doing so,we developed a series of headshots that transform an individual to different characters by manipulating hair, clothing and accoutrements. By appropriating, re-appropriating, youth negotiates hegemonic mainstream identities to cross over cultural bias and exclusionary practices. Initially presented in a grid format with the street stickers, the multiple portraits have also yielded two sided transformative figures. A third body of work derived from the portrait series are the photographs that show an identity imposed onto a blank model, shattering the projected image into three: the part that sticks to the model, the excess image that projects onto the background and the dark show that represents the space in between.

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