HERE I AM AGAIN (2008)​


Objects always lead a life independent of ours. Sometimes we accord them a specific power and they become precise keys for our memory. Sometimes we find ourselves obliged to protect them so that they continue preserving our identity. This project is inspired by Proust’s theory of involuntary memory, whereby the past can be hidden in some material objects, objects we least expect. 

Here I am again uses remainders of other people’s lives as reminders for the photographer’s personal experience. It employs the unknown as familiar. It treats memory as a form of exchange.

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