Odette England – ‘Excavations’

Odette England‘s series ‘Excavations‘ – quiet, meditative artworks, with elements of abstraction, family history and nostalgia.

‘Excavations’ explores the invisible social space of family storytelling through photography. I make c-prints of family pictures from expired Kodak film, as well as using original snapshots from the album, then carefully hand-sand them with various types of sandpaper. I aim to loosen the complexities of material encounter with intangible concepts. Mine is also a literal assault. I cross into taboo territory, the transgression and squeamish horror of destroying original personal possessions.”

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Odette England – Excavations