Oneself Through Another

Taimaz Moslemian

Family albums, collective archives of a time lived, are often composed of photographic documentations by not one, but multiple authors. This multiplicity of perspectives along with the presence of numerous signifiers within each photograph allow for the construction of co-existent narratives. Cropping and isolating sections out of the unified surfaces of family photographs fixates new cores, which are closer to one's narrative, and therefore experience. The new cores however, are never close enough. By way of melting, distorting, penetrating and dissecting fragments of photographs printed on plastic, or confronting objects and their representations, Oneself Through Another, attempts to preserve the self by traversing the void between one time and another.