Embodiment, Identity Construction, and Self-Representation Practices in Helena Almeida and Jorge Molder
Identity: Representation & Practices - GEsIPI International Conference
The purpose of this communication is to study self-representation practices in two Portuguese artists – Helena Almeida and Jorge Molder, in order to explain how they create their professional and personal identities, through the discursive identities of their works works , in two dimensions: singularity and recognition. It explains how these identity construction processes are grounded in bodily condition/embodiment. It will resort to a curricular analysis and an interpretative and discursive analysis involving visual and textual treatment, of several materials and documents, from a qualitative point of view. This approach will allow the reconstruction of the visual and discursive sense of the self-representation practices in both cases offering a multidimensional perspective on these narratives, in which the body emerges as a personal project for new forms of representation and identity.
Embodiment, Identity Construction, Self-representation practices, Helena Almeida, Jorge Molder