2018 - Ongoing
What if you were a Changeling?
What if your memories were different from the stories you were told by your family?
My sense of being a Changeling, ( meaning: a child switched from birth and put to grow and live in another child's family) appeared to be a universal feeling, as I discovered after some investigating questioning; so I decided to create a fictive life… since memories were playing tricks on us all, I could make my own. In this project ‘Changeling’ I captured memories by playing with the concept of time, space and scale within an imaginary life. I found that family albums and snapshots are not merely objects. They elicit social rituals of going through them over and over again with family members. This ritual shapes a small memory collective of people sharing the same narrative and visual memory, thus creating legends, the naive 'truth' of life's events.
The poetic work of this Changeling series has been realized through analogue photography, polaroids, the use of different handcrafted blurring- and fading techniques.
Changeling is an ongoing project, it will be both a phonebook and an exhibition.