A collection of found family photographs of siblings dressed in identical outfits form the core of this body of work. Through imagery and creative writing it explores themes of identity, memory and absence within the family history, constructed through the family album. In venturing to recall memories from these photographs an overlap of fiction seeks to complete the gaps in the narrative. A deliberate containment of the stories into the same physical area as the photographs highlights the adjustment of memory to fit the visual document. The construction of identity is also explored as being not only dependent upon upbringing but also as a product of the family album, in other words, that which is selected to be remembered.
Andrea Allan • Samantha Brandolani • Paul Czyzyk • Alexandra Davies • Alice Dickinson • Laura Dodd • Oskars Lablaiks • John Merrill • Jemma Wilcock •