Etrangers à nous-mêmes (2020)




Etrangers à nous-mêmes (Strangers to Ourselves) is a visual exploration founded on the slippery slope of representation, a collection of fragments stolen from and subsequently given back to the self. In this process of taking and giving there is transformation, a renewing of perspectives that operates by means of making strange that which is familiar. I am interested in how our minds are at once known and unknowable and the oscillating tension between states of being. Through the act of photography I am attempting to, if only vaguely, sketch out these other ‘selves’ as I perform them, narrate them, design and create them through representation. In putting together this body of work I hope to generate a space that promotes deeper inquiry and questioning of appearance, perception, reality and what we think we know.