Irene Lupi


As Themselves

Video 12’42’’

This video contains fragments of “family discussions” with Lia, Emilio, and Massimiliano. e individuals chosen are those who know me less but who contributed in some essential way to my upbringing. This method of self-portraiture focuses on that which, probably because of distance, is most indicative of me, namely, my family. I asked several ordinary questions, which nonetheless created considerable discomfort on the part of the speakers. The video shows places that characterized my childhood and are still part of my present, visually revealing the many evolutions that the personal concept of family has undergone in the course of time.

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