Something Where There Should be Nothing: Nothing Where There Should Be Something

  • Anna Sturgeon

‘Something Where there Should Be Nothing: Nothing Where There Should Be Something’ is a body of work that weaves a phantasmal narrative through the forging of images, past and present. The project explores ‘the egress between this world and another’ (Fisher, 2017) using familial archives, decontextualised symbols and the contemporary image to create an alternative reality that is devoid of time and space. I create a mythical narrative around my family history, photographing objects that once belonged to distant relatives alongside images of my surroundings in order to create the sense of a ‘departed agent’ and project a personal search for meaning.