You Can’t Choose

Initiating from a position of viewing found or stored familial images as forms of neglected property, thereby establishing an inherently primary factor of distance, You Can’t Choose showcases a collection of gestural details mined from photographs that function as documents that are reminiscent or product of the artist’s familial or care-environment experience, where the recognition of such a behavioural code is commonly aqcuired and developed. 

Due to the construction of the archive itself as an entity which, outside of the initial learning environment that it documents, aims to re-present
only the most favourable experiences and milestones, the work pulls into question the integrity of the visual family record as a collection of materials that has the capacity to influence how an audience to this record reflects upon their own lived experience. 

  Installation view–