MANCANZA / ARRESTING THE INEVITABILITY OF ITS CHANGE
Mancanza deals with the themes of human absence and presence and its traces. In this work I enquire into the ephemeral side of human existence. Questioning how we fix memory to arrest the inevitability of its change and erasure of time. I investigate how the visual can reignite the memory; through the use of photography printed on the translucent skin like materiality of acetate and the impermanence of tape.
Boltanski speaks of the photograph as leaving behind an image that is no longer there – human subject that is now absent.1 The elusive trace of human presence.
1. Eccher, Danilo. Christian Boltanski. Milano, Charta, 1997. P105