Relived As Daydreams
archival pigment print, ink on paper
framed: 13.25 x 17.25 in. (each)
Following the suicide of my great-uncle, my grandmother’s home in Taipei, Taiwan underwent a complete transformation in an attempt to cleanse the space and ward off evil ghosts. A place once associated with childhood summers carried the physical and emotional weight of mortality. Relived as Daydreams depicts her home in a series of photographs both prior to and after his death. Accompanied with handwritten annotations, the images serve as a memento honoring a space that has since been physically and emotionally altered. They are a documentation of absence, revision of memory, and commemoration of those departed and those left behind.