The project was made in collaboration with professor of philosophy and folk culture Mikkel B. Tin and Masfjord Kommune.
Personations literaly means a try to be someone else. Based on a part of the folk costumes collection of Mikkel B. Tin, this series of photographs does not represent clothes only. It is rather a visual statement against the identity-centered society, which demands from a person a concept of himself, belonging to a particular group and distinguishing from the others. Personations is an experiment to challenge this situation and suggest an idea of non-identity or even anti-identity, to libirate a person from the I am, to de-conceptualize oneself or to personate the Other.
The series is exhibited together with folk costumes as a project Hiemlege trakter i ukjente drakter in Kvamsdals Fargeri, Masfjord, Norway 6.07.2014 - 23.08.2014
Idea and photographs - © Aliona Pazdniakova