No More or Less Than Infinite
Conflict & Olive Oil
This project is comprised of images that represent past personal histories.
Members of each side of my family are represented by photographs
of objects that act as a motif relating to significant details of their past.
These are set against lyrics taken from: Greek folk music
Rembetiko*, poems by Cavafy & historical texts.
The work explores the relationship between the photographic image and memory,
the photograph seen in the context of the family album acts as a trigger,
providing an insight into the past.
These images are sometimes, used as a direct reference to a person/event
but often in the case of the composite images
the outcome is intended to evoke a more poetic/open-ended narrative.
This is concerned less, with an 'individual portrait'
but is intended to place the individual identity
in the centre of intersecting cultural/historical currents.
The work is open to differing interpretations that are dependant
on the cultural and historical perceptibility of the individual viewer.
*Urban working class blues music
banned by the Greek state and often written in code.