painting / liquid light / b&w darkroom / analogue processes / illustration / memory / loss of identity / isolation
I collaborated with the Tate Archive in the autumn of 2018. The task was to produce a visual response to the materials found in the museum’s artist archive. I turned photographs of unidentified and anonymous people – the ‘lost’ people of the archive – back into negatives, and created photo paintings in a traditional b&w darkroom. These people have no names, no identities, no stories, and my goal was to humanise these unidentified people by transforming photographs of them into pieces of art, pour light onto the idea of being forgotten, and show that these people matter.
© 2019 Anna Karoliina Partanen