2nd Fridays – The Dominique Lambert Project

The Dominique Lambert Project: An Artist’s Exploration of the Figure of the Other and Identity

Stephanie Solinas, Moderator Lee Slome, PhD

Friday, November 9, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

flyeurWhat can you know about a person’s identity based on their name? Or based on their answers to a list of questions about what they identify with? What would such a person look like? In this second Friday program, we will explore such questions using French artist Stephanie Solinas’ project Dominque Lambert (2004-2010) as inspiration. In this project, she attempted to catalog the identity of every man and woman in France who share the common name, Dominque Lambert. An iterative multi-step process involved subjects completing questionnaires, a committee interpreting the questionnaire responses, a creation of computer-generated police portraits based on the interpretations, and then taking photographs of real people who resemble the likenesses of the portrait. Finally, a passport photograph of each actual Dominique Lambert closes the chain of representation. In conversation with analyst Lee Slome, we will take up this fascinating exploration of identity, memory, the figure of the Other, and the thinking process involved in the act of “seeing” — all of which offer a challenge to traditional tools of representation.

November 9th, 2018 6:30 PM
530 Bush Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Phone: 415-288-4050
General Admission $ 20.00
Member Admission $ 10.00
Candidate or Student $ 0.00
CE Credits (2) $ 20.00