Her mother was too young, she had expectations and an unconditional love that she was ready to give. It was a struggle that was never understood properly. She wrote diaries about her daughter, addressing her, yet revealing everything about herself; knowing that one day she would read and she would understand. She did but after a painful and very emotional discovery. She thought she was misplaced, didn't remember it quite right. This is a story about reinventing the past. It is about the story that we thought we knew well, until it was told again. Apocryphal is a photographic representation of written diaries. In this personal subject, the artist is confronting her actual past with a fictional alternative. Using photographs to produce fictional memories to replace the ones written in her mother's diaries. Taking an impressionist approach when producing imagery, the work is balancing on the reliability of a memory and in a sense, the discovery of the self. Memories are never crystal clear or in incredible detail, there is always something missing. Each photograph and each piece of text are there for a fraction of memory that we grasp to remember. A passing sight is what we are left with in order to accept who we are.
Meg Beaumont • Max Bwire • Adam Byra • Maria Falconer • Davy Jones • Inès Lion • Sunsun Liu • Tom Marsh • Mariah Skellorn • Wilf Speller • Sarah Tehan • Louise Wiklund • Alia Zapparova • Umit Zeytincioglu •