Déjà vu and Other Histrionics
Déjà vu and Other Histrionics

Photographic print on art paper (13cm x 20cm)
(9) 32cm x 42cm framed diptychs
2016

A photograph is a lie about the truth.

A transtemporal dialog with French colonial photographer Pierre Tacher, questioning the context and intentions of his work and other historical documents. I have extracted his portraits of Senegalese from 1908-1912 and inserted them into my architectural photos of Senegal in 2016. I focus on stairways, thresholds and doors as transitional spaces, between public and private, freedom and slavery, and ethnography and pornography.

This is historical fiction.

family divided.jpg
back and forth.jpg
the builder.jpg
divided cells.jpg
upstairs downstairs.jpg
balcony man.jpg
voyeur.jpg
no return.jpg
Installation views
Installation views

site: former Mauritanian governer's mansion, Saint-louis, Senegal

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Déjà vu and Other Histrionics
family divided.jpg
back and forth.jpg
the builder.jpg
divided cells.jpg
upstairs downstairs.jpg
balcony man.jpg
voyeur.jpg
no return.jpg
Installation views
IMG_3275.JPG
IMG_3249.JPG
IMG_3403.JPG
IMG_3253.JPG
Déjà vu and Other Histrionics

Photographic print on art paper (13cm x 20cm)
(9) 32cm x 42cm framed diptychs
2016

A photograph is a lie about the truth.

A transtemporal dialog with French colonial photographer Pierre Tacher, questioning the context and intentions of his work and other historical documents. I have extracted his portraits of Senegalese from 1908-1912 and inserted them into my architectural photos of Senegal in 2016. I focus on stairways, thresholds and doors as transitional spaces, between public and private, freedom and slavery, and ethnography and pornography.

This is historical fiction.

Installation views

site: former Mauritanian governer's mansion, Saint-louis, Senegal

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