The word “authenticity” suggests a claim to stability, cohesion and truth. But like most concept words, the so-called centre remains elusive and debatable, and meaning can no more point to a singular fact than a giraffe’s neck can point to an ant. My current work represents an investigation into the concept of authenticity, as an ideological construct that both dominant and subordinate cultures use to their own ends. It is a word that shapes cultural experience, and thus also shapes concepts and formation of identity.
Artist Statement : Brendan Fernandes