Experimental Identity

Thomas Allen Harris is an artist and documentary filmmaker whose latest project,Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) grew out of the way Harris uses his own family photographs to build narratives for his documentaries. After more than a decade of culling from his family archive to create narratives that engage, entertain and illuminate the intersections of personal family history with the historical sweep of our culture and times, he was inspired to activate the creative potential of many people’s family archives. Check out Thomas’ profile.

  • How can a medium limit the identity of the artist and their work?  
  • Are artists responsible for expanding the public’s understanding of their medium?  
  • Is the process part of what helps identify socially-engaged art?

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