"Slices of Red"
University of Portsmouth, England.
Slices of Red explores personal and social memory in relation to identity and politics. With the use of vernacular photography and family narratives I illustrate the commonality of experience, behaviour and belonging. The stories recounted from first person’s point of view obliterate the individual to create a collective narrative and reference the ideologies of Eastern European communism. The work questions the photograph usually regarded as a document of the real in relation to the notions of indexicality. The constructivist design creates a contrast between the movement’s ideology and the concept of the project, allowing the truth to slip out through the slices.