mydad writeup

"MY DAD (EXCERPT)"  1080P Full HD video with stereo audio (seamless, endless loop.)

This piece is from a series of portraits based on misinterpreted information.  In the sub-series "MY DAD", my actual father is portrayed, but his personality and character is misconstrued.  Items and clothing belonging to him are incorporated into the portrait, but out of context, creating an unrealistic and misinterpreted persona.

This particular photograph was paired with the overture from Wagner’s Rienzi, believed to be Hitler’s favourite opera, or at least one that inspired him to become political.  The character resulting from my own “misinterpretation” of my father is a Putin-esque narcissist which lead me to believe Rienzi would be an appropriate match.