“How far is a lightyear?“ investigates fatherhood, domestic violence, love and the development of identity trough family.
We follow the viewpoint of a boy who resembles myself as a child and finds himself in a state of balancing two conflicting sides, while being stuck in the firing line of a bad love story.
The title stems from a question I asked my father when I first met him in 2005, references the passed time since he left my family again and the medium of photography.
The series uses a 3D Renderings/Scan method consisting out of the only images I took of my father dating back to 2005 when I was 9 years old.
Through this method of digitally piecing and reconstructing him with the images I have left, I have the chance to make my father tangible in a digital space as I try to make a portrait without physical contact – hinting at the longing for a father, emotional and physical distance but simultaneously resentment due to his actions.