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Photomontage Stage 2

Photomontage Stage 2...

But first, to introduce FABRICATE...

FABRICATE is a collective of photographers and photographic artists.
It has its origins in the Lightbox II project run by the Redeye Photography Network
to promote new collaborations in photography.
The group came together in 2012, with a common interest in
exploring the boundaries of fact and fiction in photography
and to make new work for the Look13 International Photography Festival,
opening in Liverpool in May 2013.

In my work for the collaborative exhibition,
I am combining found, anonymous photographs to create new fictitious images
which interrupt the idea that photographs might act as fixed memory.
I want to explore whether imagery can become untethered from nostalgia.
Playing with layered photographic images, sometimes presented on tracing paper,
sometimes on fabric and combined with stitching or quilting, my combinations present
fragmented frames from forgotten lives.
Through their memories and traces, presences and absences,
I suggest alternative histories, possible futures and uncertain pasts.