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Black but Italian
A box filled with various materials that tell the story of a woman who was born in America and adopted abroad. It focuses on themes of dualistic identities, which the artist relates to a chameleon like ability to take on different nationalities in different contexts, as forced upon her by the perception of others. Contents include: "Camouflage," two DNA genealogy tests for regional ancestry, "The Location Book" mapping the locations of other adoptees, and "Flip the Passport." This work is an extension of the artist's research for her Masters in Visual and Critical Studies thesis.
1 box ; 24 x 30 x 6 cm. + 3 v. (ill.) + 1 sheet (ill. ; 13 x 10 cm.)
Wood (plant material)
Boxes (containers)Loose-leaf binders
ColorsIllustrationsPhotographicText (layout feature)
Local Book Arts
artists' books (books)
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