Herabot

The In-Between

“Sometimes I think the only memories I have are those that I’ve created around photographs of me as a child. Maybe I’m creating my own life. I distrust any memories I do have. They may be fictions too.” - Sally Mann

As inspired from the above statement, my personal experience from my childhood is entirely dependent upon the limited photographs I have and I am only reminded by the captured still of the moment that has been long forgotten in my present mind. I am a collector of the past, however, the track for the progression of my life is relatively vague, and that resulting into my voyage of uncovering my photographs as a bundle of fiction, also input the sense of erasure of these lies diminishing away. 

Referencing from the only existing photographs I am forced to be limited by these memories, it is also to question the reliability of these photographs that display proper and happy moments being captured. With reference of the film 'Memento' and Freud’s 'Screen Memory' in how memories are being manipulated, people make themselves remember what they want to believe, in which having the ability to manipulate and mould a memory that is constructed lies to form a truth.

Using the concept of erasure as the main element in my work, where it dislocates and displaces the presence, displaying the ambience of destruction and deconstruction. My intention for this concept is to evoke inner questioning for my viewers.

  “The portraiture of myself in kindergarden graduation. To express myself that I am growing up and away from the pain of the past. The young yet matured look showed that my pain is well hidden and suppress my sadness and loneliness in within myself so that I can be confident and independent.”  –  Middle Child Syndrome

“The portraiture of myself in kindergarden graduation. To express myself that I am growing up and away from the pain of the past. The young yet matured look showed that my pain is well hidden and suppress my sadness and loneliness in within myself so that I can be confident and independent.”Middle Child Syndrome

  The In-Between #1   Graphite Pencil on Paper  42.0cm x 29.7cm  2013

The In-Between #1

Graphite Pencil on Paper

42.0cm x 29.7cm

2013

  The In-Between #2   Graphite Pencil on Paper  42.0cm x 29.7cm  2013

The In-Between #2

Graphite Pencil on Paper

42.0cm x 29.7cm

2013