Transcribing Images

A few years ago a great aunt of mine travelled to the Netherlands.  She brought with her a selection of around 50 photographs from my father’s side of the family.  I’ve been working on transcribing these images for Flickr.  I have written the photographs in a personal voice, using “my grandmother”, “my father” and “me”,…

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Writing On A String* // notes for an exhibition //

Agnes Richter’s jacket: hypertext before hypertext Agnes Richter, a mental patient in Austrian asylum, embroidered her jacket with text. Through the script she transcribed herself into time, space and place. Her writing orients and disorients. Made in 1895, it is a standard issue uniform given to mental patients at the time. Richter has embroidered so…

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