TIL DEATH DO US PART

 

 

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The six images titled “Til Death Do Us Part” follows a narrative story of a marriage and constantly thinking of our other-half. It follows a couples marriage and its eventual decay. I’ve taken an absurd spin of the wedding portrait designed to evoke a sense of the uncanny in response to traditional notions of marriage and domesticity. I wanted to blend the homely with the unhomely, the familiar with the unfamiliar. This blending creates a ‘disturbance’, not necessarily something that’s horrifying, but something’s that’s at least of out the ordinary. I was inspired by artist Simryn Gill’s exhibition “A small town at the turn of the century, 2001”. Gill replaced the figures face with exotic fruits, their identity masked, creating an uncanny effect. The empty frames allude to missing wedding photos as well as the removed emotion in the relationship. However, I wanted the pictures to be open enough to be interpreted in a number of different contexts.

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