This Utopia Does Not Exist

2016

Our understanding of ourselves derives from a sense of familiarity within the environments that we occupy. As humans, we yearn for a sense of place and belonging within both cultural and physical locations; to belong and to be known within a place forms a core part of our identity.

 

This collaborative project explores the sense of belonging within a place now locked in the past. The memory of the environments once visited have become distorted by our search for the familiar within the unknown. All that remains of the memory is the photograph taken within these spaces. Do these places exist, or are they just memories of the places we think we knew? Is the past a utopian landscape of memories where time prohibits our return?

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in Collaboration with Alice Rogers