On Identity

 

On Identity

Our existence is shaped by our social experiences and interactions.

The interactions in our personal and social experiences create distinct domains within our family, friends, school, work, travel, religion, relationships, acquaintances, etc.  

Within these domains, we present multiple versions of our ‘self’  because we choose what we hide or reveal depending on the social context and with whom we interact.  

The 'us' that we put forth is always an edited version of our real self. Even God is not spared.

My art acknowledges the multiplicity in us and the paradox of the inevitable duplicity.

It is my hopeful and optimistic assertion that the unedited version of each one of us is good enough for the world around us.

- Geetha Alagirisamy

 

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