This project is dearly personal to me and its birth was both spontaneous and necessary. It reflects not only my... Read More
This project is dearly personal to me and its birth was both spontaneous and necessary. It reflects not only my experience but also that of all the people who have found themselves in the same situation.
UNEARTHED explores the elaboration of a traumatic event I underwent, in this particular case concerning sexual violence. It took me three years to form a conscious memory of such an event, as I finally felt a wave of pain and violence that I had for far too long suppressed. Not surprisingly, I have listened to many victims' voices in the months prior to and following this moment of clarity: I was struck by the time each victim took to process that trauma, myself among them.
This project consists in ten diptychs in which I tried to show the clash and the differences between the victim and the aggressor, hence also the choice of black and white, which exasperates this intention of mine.
"I unearthed a memory and it took me three years.
Everybody has their own time.
The important thing is to be able to come to terms with it, and I started to do so with this project."