2019 – Media: video, 25:55 minutes.
The video Self-Portrait is a group of six interviews with six different women, on six different topics.
The first two interviews are colored in green, the third and fourth in white and the fifth and sixth in red. The six protagonists are: Judith Thurman (writer), Ingrid Rossellini (professor), Anna Siciliano (student), Marina Sagona (artist), Giovanna Calvino (author) and Anna Funder (writer). Judith Thurman talks about her parents and her childhood; Ingrid Rossellini talks about being homesick and political correctness; Anna Siciliano talks about the difference between American and Italian upbringing and anxiety; Marina Sagona talks about codependence and abandonment; Giovanna Calvino talks about depression and approval; Anna Funder talks about adolescence and chemical identity.
Through the words of these women, and selecting only the sentences she would completly identify with, the self-portrait of the artist takes shape.
Listen to the talk with Jhumpa Lahiri at the Macro Museum here (in Italian):