“To discover the kinds of questions you should be asking, sometimes this can take an incredibly long time.” – Anna Tsing
My work is about memory, the past, and how they are intertwined. I’m fascinated with everyday objects, brief moments, and all the days that never get photographed and are forgotten, lost or thrown away; how our memory can be awakened with the right keepsake.
I’m working on an archive of Isolation & Limitation, building on previous work that got interrupted by the pandemic. With the archive, I explore different ways of documenting transition to a new way of living. I’m photographing debris and creating charcoal rubbings of surfaces – observing the repetition of daily chores, joys and sorrows experienced when the future is uncertain.
During the process, I’ve explored if lost memories are missed opportunities or the process of letting go. What questions can be answered by revisiting the past? And what role should the past have when every day is unpredictable.