The exhibition I am seeking donations for is ‘Everything gives way nothing ever stays the same’, which will be a large-scale print series of manipulated film negatives using household products. By using this process, these works explore ideas of impermanence and the objecthood of remembering. The visual result is a combination of lost memories, film matter and chemical remnants.
My grandma, Doreen has advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and was forced to move out of her house in 2012. Just like when a family member passes away, my family and I had to pack up and sort through the contents of her home and her belongings. I documented her house as a way to remember some of the details of this home I would no longer see again. This exhibition emphasises the materiality of memory and photography as fragile, vulnerable and in a constant state of flux. They can distort, fade and disappear.
I am looking to raise funds to assist with exhibition costs including printing and framing of these large-scale works. Opening on 25 January 2018 and runs until 11 February 2018 at Moore’s Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle, Western Australia.
My arts practice works across analogue photography, new media and installation and this series extends my ongoing inquiry into the family archive and memory. I have exhibited my work in numerous solo and group shows and after this exhibition, I am working on AV works for solo shows at Rubicon ARI in Melbourne and at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery in Western Australia.
So far, I have self-funded the exhibition hire costs and opening night alongside a few of the smaller prints that will be in the show.
If my target is reached I will be donating 10% to the Alzheimer’s Foundation Austalia for continued research.
For more information or to find out more about me and my arts practice please visit www.emilyhornum.com.