PastPresent No.5 (from 'Waste Land'), 2005
Drawing upon the reference to Marie’s sledge ride in Eliot's poem and its representation of memory as a visual stimulus; rediscovered photographs from the artist's childhood that capture occasions, such as a birthday party on the patio or riding new bicycles on Christmas Day, are re-photographed within the same scene outside the family home. The act of re-photography allows for perceptive comparisons between these two tenses to be made, reinforcing the passing of time, as well as suggesting a tension between a carefree past with a present day absence.
Black and white resin coated photograph, archival tape
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