„The mind is a voice, the voice is blind“, examines the cognitive dialogue between memories and the conscious. Coming from personal experiences the work reflects on domestic and emotional violence, trauma and mental health and depicts a maturation process through four characters that struggle along the path of their future.
The body of work is structured as a series and designed as an installation that combines various media. It includes lens-based animated videos such as a 3D character who represents my ten-year-old alter ego, my childhood room as well as lens-based sculptures — all of which were generated from the personal archive material through various digital reconstruction methods and reflect patterns of being stuck in traumatic memories.
These digital modifications leave gaps on the archive photographs - memory errors of the software, which are detectable on the surfaces, textures, environments of the 3D animation videos and sculptural pieces as these distortions form an exact parallel to our cognitive memory process.
The approach of incorporating the pre-existing personal archive forms a way of creating new work from memory. With the core of the series circling around iterations of the photographic process, the body of work attempts to make memory of trauma tangible and reflects a search for a visual language that aims to deconstruct lived experiences as it tries to create an emotional layer through the medium itself.