Aggregations of Myself
My work uses photography to discover the notions of memory and identity. I question what constitutes identity and then find if memory is, and can, remove it. This research project is about my desire to detach from my memories - the aggregates of memories that create me. Through the layers of images obscuring each other, I am implementing a change within the photograph. Layering disrupts the individuality of a memory, thus creating a different identity. This practice is a projection of myself onto my work.
At time t, I am constituted of an aggregate of fundamental particles called aggregatet. At a later time, t+1, I’m also constituted of an aggregate of fundamental particles called aggregatet+1.
To be able to recognise and yet unable to distinguish, I wanted to create visual confusion, much like how memories start to change when the mind begins to forget. This was how I separated my memories from myself. Whether or not I have successfully done it is not important to me. I’m not particularly looking for closure, because I know my feelings will continue to change and shift.
x is not numerically identical to y, and y is not numerically identical to z. Therefore, x is not numerically identical to z.