My practice focuses on the intrinsic ambiguity and unreliability of the photographic medium. Using both digital and analog processes, as well as integrating found objects, moving images and photography, I explore memory’s often fictitious and constructed nature through a process of translation and deconstruction. I’m interested in the tension between the indexical nature of images and their flat inaccessible surfaces, and in how I can translate personal memory and experience into a universal object.
Finding my family’s photographic albums prompted this body of work. I felt familiar and yet alienated from the images in front of me; there was something quite unsettling and frustrating in the experience of looking into a past I couldn’t fully recognize.
In This is the place I use different means to deconstruct this personal collection of images. Process,surface, and materiality become central in the play between preserving and vanishing.