θείες/aunts

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“This mosaic of images has worked out as a collage of my own life. To rouse the memory, I first had to choose, isolated and conjure up the most important images. I tried, as much as I could, not to be swept by excessive nostalgia and emotion. Whichever image I selected would have to be transported from the past into the present. I gave importance to the natural presence in each and every photograph. And I wondered. Was this perhaps a kind of fixation with the object itself? Was I being carried away by an excess of bourgeois sentimentality? No-surely it was something beyond this. These photographs operated like time machines. Memory played a complex game with my perception. The photographs asked me to sacrifice a part of myself if they were to work. These images refracted into personal experiences and fears. Fears that with the passing of time I would be forgotten. I did not succeed in arresting time with these photographs. On the contrary, these pictures prove that we cannot halt the passage of time. Photographer Robert Frank wrote: “Photographers make everything old – they are shifting the ‘what is’ to ‘what was’. Focusing my attention on the eyes in portraits of my mother and aunts, I initially saw my own eyes. However, along the way the need arose to create a new sense of self” – Menelaos Pittas

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Weight 1.230 kg
Dimensions 22 × 31 cm
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