These are some of my mother's family's archival images that have been given to me. I appropriate them by taping my hair onto their surfaces. My hair is a representation of myself, as I intervene and bond with family relics that seem to be endangered, now in the era of phone images and digital photography. The packing tape I use is reflective, causing distortion and a barrier of reflection.
This amateur process is one that I use to identify, specifically my mother, an immigrant who was adopted from Korea and a twin. As I look in person at these images I’ve collaborated with, it is hard to see who exactly I am looking at, and I believe this to be the point, the search for identity.