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by D. Schulz

Non-Identifying Social Genetic Report is based on a non-identifying report i received from my mother when i was 26. it contained a confusing mixture of objective information: "[david's birthparents]...met at a drive-in movie theater and dated steadily," and subjective judgement: "[david's birthfather]...seemed immature for his age." the report prompted an official investigative search for my birthparents, which in the end failed to discover their identities. in this project, quotations from the adoption report are set against diary-like scrawled notes and photographs that act as a surrogate identity for the non-identifying information.

Non-Identifying Social, Genetic Report

David Schulz


David Schulz

type: initiating


Publication Information

publication: 1999

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