Holding you, holding me
Connecting salt to both photographic materiality and tears, the triptych “And you, you cry-vessel” explores emotional transference, trace and concealment within the maternal line. Pictures are bathed in tear-like salt water and deposits (like the effects of trauma over generations) build up on the surface of prints and on the isolated body depicted. It makes use of allusions to a culturally traditional treatment of newborns, utilised here to echo the original sense of care but through their re-interpretation these rituals are also allowed to accrue additional meanings. The other images continue to explore themes of maternal relationships, care, vulnerability, shelter and the desire to cover, through various approaches including working with found photographic material and recurring bird and nest motifs.
Bill Brooks • Tony Da Vall • Torz Dallison • Elizabeth Doak • Lorraine Edridge • Abigail Evans • Es Follas-Shell • Hanna Gabler • Syl Ojalla • Mark Perkins •