The small green leather suitcase was kept in a cupboard in mum and dad's bedroom, inside were their old analogue snapshots and albums. As a child they transported me to another era, to a time when my parents were young, before they grew old. I made up stories about them; I still do. Using the contents of my late parent's archive I explore abstract concepts, temporality, materiality, love, loss and longing. Once removed from their original milieu old photographs might be thought of as silent pieces of paper, but they are also objects that communicate events and experiences. Despite being static objects their meaning constantly evolves, working with archival imagery offers me limitless opportunities to reinterpret the past.
Judith Bach • Morris Gallagher • Nicola Hampshire • Nuala Mahon • Kinga Owczennikow • Anna Sellen • Amano Tracy • Michele Usher • Elizabeth Woodger •