Monthly Archives: May 2013

Evanesce | 2013 | Film

Our momentary belongings – ornaments, photographs and clothes are collected and displayed in our homes throughout our lifetime. They mark our identity, our taste in fashion and our taste in design. When we pass away, these temporary possessions are left behind to embrace new lives. They can show traces of our characters but are only recognisable to those who know us well; the suit in the wardrobe, the decanter and glasses, the jug from an antique market etc. Relatives and friends eventually remove these items; they get passed on, inherited, or even discarded. They are linked to themes of death, loss, memory and absence. They eventually become monuments to our loved ones. Transition takes place and the objects adopt new homes and form new identities. The absence of an object signifies the end of a lifespan and the beginning of a new one. Replacing the missing objects with words describes ‘the thing that has been there’ (Barthes, 1980, p.76). The photographs preserve the memory of their occupancy before their evanescence ensues.

All images copyright ©2013 Tony Blood Photography

No copying without the photographer’s permission.

Wardrobe

Wardrobe

Photo Album

Photo Album

Flower Pot

Flower Pot

Double Bed

Double Bed

Oil Painting

Oil Painting

Vase

Vase

TV Set

TV Set

Navy Jacket

Navy Jacket

Clothes Bag

Clothes Bag

Bottles

Bottles

Telephone

Telephone

Mirror

Mirror

jug

jug

Book Case

Book Case

Alarm Clock

Alarm Clock

Hat

Hat

Photograph

Photograph

Suitcase

Suitcase

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