Each successive dwelling influences us profoundly, but it is also the inhabitant who leaves their mark there. This series of photographs, made during a residency in Arles, explores the innate desire for refuge and the influence of intimate space on memory and subconscious. In using the photograph as a space of projection (and not of capture) the notion of time is augmented, allowing layers to multiply and divide in a sculptural sense. The forgotten relics found in an attic or a closed drawer provide glimpses into the different lives a house has lived. This imaginative quality is evoked in photographic compositions of found textures and surfaces (chipped paint, tile, skin, hair, reflection, shadow).
It is better to live in a state of impermanence than in one of finality.
- Gaston Bachelard, La poétique de l'espace