JESSICA BARDSLEY

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Anne Frank's House Temporarily Re-constructed

4x6 postcards, postcard rack, laminated sign, 2012

This project features staged reenactments of "official" postcard images of Anne Frank’s house. The original 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 to Anne Frank’s house. Gallery goers were able to purchase these postcards.

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