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Rising sun, 2013
Archival pigment print, FA Hahnemühle Baryta 325, mounted, oak frame without glass.
57 1/2 × 72 1/5 in
146 × 183.5 cm
Edition of 3 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
About the work
Series
Hikari is a Japanese word meaning «the light» This work represents my compulsion to build and shape my own memory. To reconstitute some facts I haven’t expe- rienced myself, but have unconsciously in uenced me while growing up. My grandparents witnessed the war; survivors who fi- nally passed away and whose memories will soon be a part of history. Only once did we speak about their experiences during the war. They told me how illness can take away your sisters; the shame; the relief after the war; and the watermelons ... But after that night, we never talked about it again. As if my grandparents gave me their memories as a whisper through the air before allowing it to disappear from their minds. Somehow, I would say that I borrowed their memories. I use their stories as source of inspiration for my own testimony.
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About the work
Series
Hikari is a Japanese word meaning «the light» This work represents my compulsion to build and shape my own memory. To reconstitute some facts I haven’t expe- rienced myself, but have unconsciously in uenced me while growing up. My grandparents witnessed the war; survivors who fi- nally passed away and whose memories will soon be a part of history. Only once did we speak about their experiences during the war. They told me how illness can take away your sisters; the shame; the relief after the war; and the watermelons ... But after that night, we never talked about it again. As if my grandparents gave me their memories as a whisper through the air before allowing it to disappear from their minds. Somehow, I would say that I borrowed their memories. I use their stories as source of inspiration for my own testimony.
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered verso
Rising sun, 2013
Archival pigment print, FA Hahnemühle Baryta 325, mounted, oak frame without glass.
57 1/2 × 72 1/5 in
146 × 183.5 cm
Edition of 3 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.