A public art project by artist Kate Elliott

This project derives from an archive of over 100 family photos, the earliest of which dates from the turn of the nineteenth century. They had been discarded in a skip in Belsize Park, North London, where they were discovered by Shar Camilleri in early 2010.

It is a project about time. I am less concerned with the individual story behind each of the images, but more with a generic identity, that can be explored and extended according to the different experiences of everyone who sees them.

Drawing on universal feelings of loss, nostalgia, melancholy and hope, I take these photographs from their original and unknown context in the hope of creating new personal and intertwining narratives, individual to each image.

While we are all connected by our personal memories, as well as by our ability to dream, we also crave a sense of belonging, and are pre-occupied with a continual and possibly never-ending search for identity in and through the lives of others.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Dance and The Outing

The Dance and The Outing are included in the group exhibition The Trace, at HKD Marine Studios, as part of MargatePhotoFest. The Dance is presented in a display case which had been left in the gallery by the previous exhibitors, and The Outing is projected onto the gallery wall from an old slide projector. 

 The Outing in Margate

The Dance in Margate

The Siblings and The Outing in Margate

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