2009, digital prints on porcelain, glazed and fired, 18 × 24 cm
Life begins with amnesia which is accentuated by the subsequent first memories. They are bits and pieces, isolated images, flashes in the dark.
‘In probing my childhood (which is the next best to probing one’s eternity) I see the awakening of consciousness as a series of spaced flashes, with the intervals between them gradually diminishing until bright blocks of perception are formed, affording memory a slippery hold.’ — Vladimir Nabokov
The series Souvenir 1 is about these first memories, the emergence of a visual image, of memory. An evolving form that is amorphous, intangible, in constant metamorphosis. It appears and disappears like the tides, always on the verge of materialising and dissolving. Fragile texture. Shapeless foam.