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Documentary – Successful Artists, 2015

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Voice clips, 23:32, 2015

I asked four of my friends and family members (who did not study arts, but were familiar with my work) to imagine the ideal figure of the artist. The interviews were based on the questionnaire I prepared where I asked about the imaginary artist’s educational background, artist’s statement, advice for the younger generation of artists, daily life, and job. As the interviewer, I conducted the interview as if I were producing a real documentary on the successful artists, and my friends and family members played the role of the interviewees. Through the work, I looked for an artist from members of the audience who actively connected themselves with the fictional artists who were created by their own imagination. It seemed to me that the resulted interviews that described what my friends and family members had imagined were projections of what they wanted from me.