Dissolving Boundaries of The Self:

A Rhizomatic Psycho-History 2006

This photographic narrative is born from an existential crisis arising from the suburbs of the American South,  impending middle age, and the PTSD of attending Catholic military school.

 

The sequence explores the narrativity between myth, archive, and autobiography. The poststructuralist narrative quality of the imagery and its accompanying text lays bare the often contradictory and relative nature of history, memory, and self-identity. Utilizing psychoanalytical textual analysis, historical appropriation, archeological aesthetics, mock photographic processes, and the characterization of institutional management, a viewer/reader faces the factually slippery but imaginatively engaging story of The Self. 

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Paul
Thulin-Jimenez