Cement and Rebar

Cement and Rebar (script and drawings: Štěpánka Jislová, 8 pages, 2016)

One of my projects from the loveliest residency in Chapman University, California. Based on the theme Home and Identity, it was created thanks to the EU grant Getting to know Europe.

I grew up in the Northern town of Prague, a neighborhood famous for it’s repetitive socialistic architecture. My interest was mostly revolving around the idea of how much our surroundings help to shape our identity. I have collected images of the most interesting places and then pieced them together in a story-like metaphor based on the idea that there is no original ‘self’, but we are more of a combination of all we can absorb from our environments. And to become the best version of ourselves, we should change that surrounding time to time to, well, get more data.