- On autohagiography: Sam Taylor-Wood's 'Self Portrait as a Tree'
- Image & Narrative
- Volume | Issue number
- 9 | 22
- Number of pages
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
- This essay investigates a selection of works by the British photographer and video artist Sam Taylor-Wood. The author argues
that the often autobiographical work of Taylor-Wood makes use of narrative and visual procedures borrowed from Christian hagiography.
This ‘autohagiography’ allows the artist to produce images that critically reflect on contemporary modes of visual autobiography.
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