Self Portrait is the artist's first video art piece.

Self Portrait
Owen Eric Wood (Canada)
video, 2004, 3 min.

A striking physical resemblance is used as a metaphor for the biological, psychological and spiritual connections that exist among family. As part of his exploration of identity through genealogy, the artist expresses a contradiction between the undeniable familial connections holding him to his roots and the feelings of isolation and alienation that weigh deeply in the gap between generations. This paradox invokes a temporal depiction of self, which is communicated visually through the passage of time in the piece.

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