Istanbul

A triptych of moving images, inspired by a collection of old photographic slides found in an Istanbul junk shop. Using layered projections on top of the original imagery references the way in which we process the photographs emotionally, how we by default attempt to project some semblance of a story on to a set of images without knowing anything of their origin.

Emotional projection clouds our view of the photographs and I was interested in allowing this to physically manifest within the image. The flickering and ghostly movement of people within static images reflects the sense of transience felt when looking at the slides.

The films were presented as framed screens on a purpose-built section of covered wall, designed to look like that of a family home of the time.
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