Forty years ago, [my grandfather] did one of his cool things. He decided to change our surname to something ‘cooler’. Yes, he didn’t think his surname was cool. So he decided to change it to something cooler.
- Gulla, Week 07
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DESCRIPTION: This is a collage of thumbnails of the artistic responses that are part of this theme. Each thumbnail of the image has a background that corresponds to the week in which it was submitted. There are 13 artworks under this theme. This is the colour scheme and the total number of images for each week: Week 3,red: 4, Week 4,light purple: 2, Week 7,light yellow:3,Week 8, sea green:2, Week 9,mustard:2.
Just as identity can be understood in both individual and collective terms, so can its connotations and functions in the realm of attachment. There is the question of attachment to one’s immediate loved ones and to one’s most pronounced markers of selfhood, as well as attachment to one’s lineage and those who have fought our battles before we have. And there is the realization that all our attachments are data that interpellate us in various ways to make us (dis)obedient subjects of surveillance.