Photographic performance material of four masquerade characters. They are portrayals of mother , extracted from mother’s memories. They interconnect with socio-political history and cultural representations of 1983-89 period. Each character and the performer/en-actor interconnects revisiting the “pastiness”.
adolescent dodged into civil war,mother,mother fighter
“mother ,mother leader”
“Mother , mother breeder ,migrant worker, mother fighter.”
Masquerade allows each performer’s individuality encounter a dialogue with the identity. He /she/ they resonance identity and its layering. One shall not distinguish as all are part of one identity , yet diverse. They interconnects with each stage , creating dialogues with each compartment /space and its ambiance.
To break away from the ‘ Artifact’ quality , ‘theatricality’ within photo performances ; each re- en actor allowed to experience the rush within the space, time, body behavior and their individuality tends to emerge within in each portrayal. The archive history fuses in fragments into each portrayal with presence of each en-actor . This partial ‘ play ‘ element further explored in mother an games performances.
Photographic images of this performances placed in an album format . They are placed in manner one witness the engagement of the en-actors. They exists not as preservative material , but ones that can be engaged repeatedly .(repertoires).
Main four images printed on light sensitive material . Overplayed with screen and block printing and UN-layered its surface through dilute acidic solution . Images fades within the compartments , as flickering of fragmented memories. They resonates imagery of “tricky memory”.