This work originally came into being as part of the multi-authored autobiographic play, which includes the several selves, brought to life in the process. The photographs that I created are better answers than anything that I could tell in a traditional biography. They are large photographic portraits of people, who had experienced loss and trauma in their lives. They were photographed through the windows of their homes. These images were arranged to act as ‘windows’ of the room for the audience to look out while the subjects attempt to look back within. These are glimpses into people lives for the brief difficult moment that I was allowed to enter, when words were not enough. I would dare to say that They are Theirs and my own. Walking in, being there, seeing faces that are distorted by anguish and pain, trying to be with Them, trying to be Them, trying to be yourself. They are the characters of my play. So are You. This is our play. Can you be part of it at least for this moment? All of the sudden, we are in this together, part of this time that could last a few minutes or a lifetime. A lifetime, when there is no beginning and no end.
Personal and collective trauma, loss, dislocation, nomadism, are phenomena that affect numerous people in our society to different degrees.
Many people are affected by a strange sense of in-betweenness. This project investigates the complexities surrounding both the singular and more universally understood psychological conditions of trauma & mourning and how they manifest themselves in the expressions of our everyday lives.