Fragments collectifs

An excerpt from a constellation of souvenirs belonging to a more or less distant past. Using old photographs helps to bring me closer to a time that is otherwise unknown to me. I interpret this past in part by coupling it with photographs that I have made myself. The ensemble becomes a fragment; a detail of a life once lived. The resulting world is that of a shared past. When displayed as a cluster, the project may be seen as both a unified whole and a collection of parts.

Change and divergence. The photographic grain—the trace of time—is very palpable in this work, recalling the texture of early cinema. The images appear scattered, without any explicit connections. They create a story that isolates so many fragments of memory as they come into and out of view.

Sources: family and personal archives. 2005.