Brianna Calello

Performance, Failure, and the Takeover of the Family Album  

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In their project Calello looks at the relationship between rituals of family photography and evolving technologies of picture-taking and display. Gathering framed objects, a 35 mm slide projection, and digital images selected by Google’s AI-driven Clips device, their installations address the inevitable failures—both technical and conceptual—of cameras to accurately document a family unit over time. Restaging and re-presenting images from three generations of their own family, Calello creates a multi-format archive that insists even the most banal family photograph is by its nature performative.