The Family Portrait
Across 7 images, this animated installation depicts a poetic, dark, and somewhat humorous social observation, in which family ties and relationships are broken down and dissected into pieces. The topic of a dysfunctional family, is fitted to the format of a fragmented spatial narrative that juxtaposes the various layers of relationships between the family members. Furthermore, the traditional puppet animation techniques add a visceral and material aesthetic to the images that enhances the immersive as well as the narrative qualities of the work.
Family Portrait is part of Vidakovic’ research which investigates how narrative fragmentation can be experienced through spatial set ups: Fragmented narratives is space: Exploring storytelling approaches for animated installations.