JOSH SAMSON: THE IDENTITY PROJECT

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ED. SPACE: JUN 1, 2018 – OCT 13, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: JUN 29

Educator-In-Residence Josh Samson


What is your identity? Or what is “identity” for that matter?

The Identity Project posed these questions to several community groups, and together they developed art and video projects surrounding the idea of assigned identity versus personal identity, or the question “How do others see you?” versus “How do you see yourself?”

Identity is a complicated concept, and the participants took several paths in exploring identity: some as personal interviews, some as unique expressions of self, and a handful of young filmmakers crafted their takes on identity.

The project is not meant to define identity, but instead, it is an opportunity to inspire conversations and reflection about the identities we all hold: those assigned to us, those we are expected to follow, and those that are truest to ourselves.

The question remains: What is your identity?

 

Collaborating Organizations:

Refugee and Immigrant Center at the Asian Association of Utah
Olympus High School Afterschool Program
Leaders and Counselors in Training Program
ArtsBridge
REFUGES
UMOCA

Additional Contributing Filmmakers:

Brighton Ziegler
Katie Beacom
Lauren Vernon
Keiki Taylor
Casey Josephson
Mikkel Richardson