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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Beth Lilly

SPE Member since 2008
Member Chapter: Southeast

every single one of these stories is true

Certain events from my past seem to dominate my thoughts and my mind returns to those memories again and again. I began to imagine what they would look like as photographs, and then I wanted to know how they would relate to each other as a series. In the process, I began to understand how we create our self-identity. When placed in mental proximity to other events, suddenly a relationship is established that might not exist in linear time but be part of some other truth. In this choosing and arranging, we construct our sense of self. As much a creative construct as any film or novel, we create ourselves as we go. The re-telling of a life strays even further into fiction. In this body of work, I re-enact actual experiences and dreams from my life. A serial narrative, images are paired with text. Instead of presenting them as memoir or autobiography, framing real experiences as an exploration of our concepts of reality, memory and perception. The story is about telling the story.

Black Presents

Schizophrenia

Bipolar

Second Sight

Wringing Hands

Magic

Dream of the Red Elephant 1

Dream of the Red Elephant 2

Dream of the Red Elephant 3

Feral Children of the Suburbs

Satanic Cult

Waking Up

God

Grand Piano

Fortune Teller

Stalker 1

Stalker 2

Stalker 3

Barn

Box

Bone

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