Marjolaine Gallet

Archival Studies

Archival Studies is a hide and seek game of a moment in space and time that was once fixed, through the exploration of a man’s photographic archive.

This project started as this man - my father - was diagnosed at an early age with Alzheimer’s disease. Considering this set of photographic material as the depositary of his memory, I am attempting to generate a dialogue with him through the alteration of these existing images.

The photographs are being physically manipulated and re-contextualised, looking at the actual photographic content as well as the archive as a sculptural object. These visual relations to antecedent realities echo to the illusion of permanence and intend to offer an alternative space for fictional memories or sometimes honor the absence of memories.