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Libretti [2012]

My father was an amateur artist who specialized in paintings of clowns. He suffered from acute self-consciousness and depression related to his secret baldness, and he took his own life in 1986.

I’m interested in examining my family history through stories and objects. This installation included images, sounds, and recollections relating to my childhood.

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"Us in California"
- This piece is an interview of my grandmother recounting a family road trip from Tennessee to California to retrieve a toupee that had been specially made for my dad.

alt : http://www.stevensewell.net/files/us-in-california.mp3

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"Libretti"
alt : http://www.stevensewell.net/files/libretti.mp3

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Images from installation at Cranbrook Art Museum, 2012: