An 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
My father’s description of himself