JEN FULLERTON

2010

Steel

OUT OF MY HEAD

Out of my head is a diary. Every book can be an intimate space, but a diary is the most intimate of all. The title refers to the fact that once you write in your diary, those thoughts are out of your head. It also suggests you'd need to be 'out of your head' to put your most private thoughts on display, as this diary is.


There was a time when our private thoughts were just that – private. Now, our thoughts are shared with almost every internet user in the world, aired on social networking sites. Diary users of earlier generations would not have dreamed of passing their diary around a room full of strangers.


Out of my head references this contradiction, taking the old-fashioned and private way of capturing intimate thoughts and putting it on display.

Out of my head
Out of my head