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Family Portraits  

The Christian Family

Daniel Christian, Kate Christian, Charllote Christian, Devorah Christian, Abby Christian,

Daniel Christian, Tim Christian, Ben Christian, Joanna Christian, Bakah Christian, Caleb Christian.

Project Description:

   The meeting of the project practice was totally four times. During the first meeting, Meng and the members from Lerner College of Medicine interviewed the members of  the Christian Family. Through the interview, the information about all the family members and their ideas about their home were collected by letting family members talk about themselves and all the other family members. All the family members' perspectives were audio-recorded as the sound sources for this project.

   After the interview, each member of the Christian Family was assigned to sketch another family member's portrait. Then, each individual family's portrait sketch was gathered and traced onto the canvas . After that, all participants colored the painting of the family portraits together at Rainey Institute. The final painting of family portraits was installed in the house of the participating family by the community artist, Meng. The voices of all members from the Christian Family would be displayed through a speaker when the audience touches the black conductive paint used in the painting.

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