Eulogy of Gravity is an interdisciplinary exploration into the factions of memory which exist within, inform and predict our lives. Based on two similar experiences of drowning in a swimming pool in Seville, both times held below the surface by a friend at the age of four, the project uses the element of water and the moment of suspension as catalysts for exploring other types of trauma and memory. A Eulogy of Gravity expounds on the idea that memories as moments in time are cyclical; they return upon themselves, repeat and multiply as threads which wind, shift and ultimately break. They become embedded in the sequence of our DNA and transfer across the span of a life to subsequent generations.
Epistemologically, A Eulogy of Gravity aims to consider notions of truth and fiction in relation to personal experience by “remixing” moments from (my own) past, present and future. It draws on visual culture and critical theory by removing the capacity of the image to represent truth while using moments of real experience to question the validity of memory across time and space. It supposes that our physical memory is greater than our cognitive memory in that the body responds to referential catalysts independently from the mind, and aims to create a space which appeals more to the physicality of an experience than to its intellectual derivative.
Eulogy of Gravity, 44 x 80 in., 35mm digital composite collage, inkjet print on transparency. 2018.
Tessa, Eulogy of Gravity, 30 x 80 in., 35mm digital composite collage, inkjet print on transparency. 2018.
DNA of Moment/Self, Eulogy of Gravity, 20 x 60 in., 35mm digital composite collage, inkjet print on transparency. 2018.
DNA of Place, Eulogy of Gravity, 30 x 80 in., 35mm digital composite collage, inkjet print on transparency. 2018.