The artwork that I’ve created during this residency is called Lost in Compression. The piece deals with themes of memory, classism, resilience and intergenerational trauma. I approached frame manipulation of moving symbols that represent my grandmothers. The degradation of the image addresses theories of historically unresolved grief. What does it entail to process artefacts of one’s ancestors? My intention was to explore the contrast between two individuals that have shaped the following generations with their abuse, as well as to piece together fragments of their perplexing past. This piece links back to themes I’ve previously explored such as heritage and mental health, but with a particular interest in the material traces of oral history.
Special thank you to Marie-Christiane Mathieu for her mentorship and support during the residency.