Memories evoke ephemerality, a sensorial connection to the past imbued and enmeshed with the embodied present. This work seeks to explore the intimate and fragile threads of senses that colour our perceptions of time and space. The physical instantiations of memory are rooted in place and simultaneously uprooted through a personal recollection of a multiplicity of truths.
Remembering is a collection of 60 narratives from residents of Blacktown honestly fleshed out through photography and video. The visual language is punctuated by the nuances of what is revealed to the audience, the haziness of transitioning from one memory to the next, the archaeology and genealogy of memories and how they are arranged beyond a chronological understanding and the silent utterances as well as the wavering emotions that ultimately reveal the vulnerability of those narrating their lives.
The photographs and video works lays bare the everyday through the people who actively participate in its creation. My work is premised on understanding and exhibiting the intimate moments of daily life with people from all ages and backgrounds inhabiting the same space where the physical, mental and spiritual collide revealing themselves in the personal where humanity is truly alive.
This work was commissioned by Blacktown Arts Centre for the exhibition Uncovered.