Jessica Bardsley

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Live/Work (2013)

Ryerson and Burnham (2013)

Florida Enchantments (2012)

Anne Frank's House (2012)

Anne Frank's House Temporarily Reconstructed


This project features staged reenactments of postcard images of Anne Frank’s house. The images of Anne's house are already fabricated, but appear with an aura of authenticity. By restaging and photographing the scenes in my own house, I highlight the fictional nature of these images, which tourists consume and circulate to document their experiences. In making my own postcards, I construct a personal connection Anne Frank’s house, and counteract the fact that tourists are no longer allowed to photograph inside of Anne's house. Here I create a personal visual artifact where none was available to me. Gallery goers were also able to purchase these postcards.