Researcher: Jane Boyer
When a Wall Gets An Autobiography
In this project, Jane fabricated an autobiography of a wall by tracing events and interactions through the collection of ephemera from the wall, making ‘memories’ for it. This project was an exercise in understanding the elements that make up autobiography and how the simulacrum registered in and affected this process of developing an autobiography.
The images below show several of the project concerns relating to the simulacrum:
Enigma Wall Installation
Enigma Wall Installation presented the hyper-replication of an original painting realised as wallpaper, which also showed the time progression of Jane's thought process as she designed the wallpaper patterns.
Marilyn’s Wedding is a group of actual autobiographical work based on a single image of Jane at age three. After fabricating the autobiography in 'When a wall gets an autobiography…' it was necessary for her to test the differences in the simulacrum for an actual biography.