"In a place like this" address questions inherent in the act of producing and reading images, specifically, how photographic and painted image-making and text, can be a catalyst for understanding and critical reflection through a series of 'adaptations'.
It offers visual artefacts as responsive critical ‘friction points’ that perform in an image saturated culture where images are produced and read as instantly disposable and forgettable. It explores how images can contest and directly communicate these moments of erasure, to contribute to an understanding of historical and personal narratives that directly refer to specific moments of displacement, belonging, and place with the shadows of historical violence. The exploration examines the demand for belief in photographic representation and how that belief shapes our image-saturated culture.
How do we approach facts though the complex relationships of personal immediacy and situate the ambivalence of testimony itself as a construct for social memory?