Judith G. Levy
IMPOSTOR #1: a 3 minute documentation of a performance at Art Omi Artist Residency
2014
video, 3 min.
I created this work after exploring the issue of the impostor syndrome with many of the artists in attendance at Art Omi International Artist Residency, where I was a resident in 2014. After speaking with almost all of the 29 residents, who were from all over the world, it I was struck by the fact that the fear of being a fake seems to be universal, and that most artists I spoke with experienced this concern. Many of them spoke about their worries of being a fraud and the fear that their creativity would suddenly end.
I used a silo on the property and made it appear as though it were a dungeon by mounting a GoPro camera on scaffolding near the ceiling and focusing the camera downward.
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