Character Descriptions

hallwallsthumb2An exhibition involving my family members’ descriptions of themselves.

I asked my my mom, dad, wife, older sister, younger sister and younger brother to each write a detailed description of themselves for the purpose of casting actors to play each of them in a video. I posted the draft descriptions on several casting websites frequented by Los Angeles based actors and spent a day shooting “screen tests” of 3-5 actors per family member. My family’s descriptions of themselves as well as a video montage of the screen tests were exhibited at Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York in March 2010.


Character Descriptions, installation view

Character Descriptions Clip from j. greene on Vimeo.


My father’s description of himself

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