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Analogue photographic projection, mirror, shutter

 

Reflecting on the nature of film as a block of movement/duration this installation reutilises photograhs from the artist's family archive and re-introduces movement and duration to still images. The photographs are projected with an analogue projector through a sculptural installation of a lens, a moving metal grid, a mirror that disperses the image, and a shutter that covers and reveals light and reintroduces an illusion of movement. The work insists on the formation of identities linked to patriarchal history and memory, while contesting its stillness. The movements re-introduced to still images insist that identity is a process of becoming, it is shaped and morphed by time and space.