More work on identity.
In the ‘Echoes’ world identity is a problem for a photographer, patient confidentiality and other issues combine to reduce the flexibility to reveal identity. It isn’t surmountable, just tricky. I have done some work on identity and this another piece of work on the same subject. At the Group I am running a project, based around photography and the ”Users’ are enthusiastic about the project. They have to construct a memory along a single topic line – which could be family, holiday etc. I hope to be able to show this work here, but in any case it will be exhibited at the Warneford hospital in their permanent exhibition space in any case.
One of the ‘Users’ has brought in two photograph albums and I noticed that some of the photographs weren’t there, perhaps they had fallen out or maybe removed, This set me thinking about the topic of identity, especially as the spaces were annotated by the owner. So I have borrowed the album and have looked the absence of the owner in places where she has suggested that a photograph of her had existed (I have also added a few more with compelling notices).
I decided to leave the first photo in the album and use that as a reference for the viewer. I wonder if it will allow a narrative to build….
And then this, the penultimate image in the album, inside the back cover, not really a part of the album, forced in and the last image is a photo of some flowers and not of people or person or place.
Some of these spaces existed, others I have created – I don’t plan to reveal which I have done. My overall thoughts are that this has a strong sense of identity, and also that a strong sense of narrative starts to emerge – it maybe that I have come to know the lady in question, but I wonder what others think…..