You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that?
And I said,
Where do I put it down?
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
And suicide is not the failure of strength, of the will to survive. It is a heartbreakingly compromised act of resistance, “a refusal to carry on under such brutal conditions.” Park knows: her sister’s suicide marks these conditions as unlivable and not herself as maladjusted. Her suicide is the very proof of the unlivability of her world, the very proof of the existence of unbearable violence.(via onehundredviolins)
- José Esteban Muñoz, rest in power (via Dr. Hu)