Fruit of the Room considers the potential of photography and the model as tools to reconstruct the past. This exhibition begins with my desire to understand the life of my siblings before I was born with the family photo album as the source. As I quickly recognised the impossibility of extracting any objective understanding of the past, I shifted my investigation from the what-has-been to the what-could-have-been.
The works focus on domestic interior scenes found in the photographs which have been reconstructed via 3D modelling. The results are abstractions from my source material, reformulated as a projection of an imagined past. Departing from conceptions of photography that promise a direct relationship between the image and the time it represents, the series instead privileges the imaginative and affective responses to images found in the family archive.
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