Photograms, colour laser print mounted on poster board. Dimensions vary: Portraits of Bedrooms, 11.5 x 17 cm; Portraits of Kitchens, 11.3 x 11.8 cm; Portraits of Living rooms, 16.5 x 12.5 cm
The Novel Encounter: Visualising Memories of Home is a personal examination of both the absence and presence of home. My research explores the concept of home from the perspective that home is not necessarily a fixed or ideal place, but rather an on-going pursuit underpinned by the tension between preservation and transformation. Within these parameters, home is investigated through the lens of memory. Central to my research is how visual communicators can engage with and articulate home and memory as a portable artefact and a core subject for storytelling, which embraces ambiguity and the potential for loss. To address these questions, my studio practice explores the relations between the fragility of paper, the abstract visual language of the photogram and spatial memories of home.
This exhibition comprises the practical component of Pamela Salen’s PhD research.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Pamela Salen on the success of her exhibition The Novel Encounter at MADA Gallery.