In the Void of Absence
“Life/Death: the paradigm is reduced to a simple click, the one separating the initial pose from the final print” - Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, pp.92 When my grandfather died, I was 2240 kilometers away. He had been ill for some years and whilst I understood he was passing away; I could not grasp that he was now gone. On my return home to Stockholm, his absence would become evident. Six months later a second relative passed away suddenly in an accident. I have mourned them through photography, processing their deaths with each image. In the Void of Absence explores the relationship between life and death and its inherent absences. As domestic object disappears beneath the shroud, inhabited space is abandoned to emptiness.
Kayleigh Chalcraft • Laurence Coath • Klara Ferm • Lauren Jeffries • Candice Jewell •