Blowing in the Wind is an exploration of the relationship between people and their deceased family members and friends’ belongings. Through portraits of the clothes left behind, the project considers death and memory. The clothes are the physical connection to those who passed, their memories and their own mourning process. The project started as a personal reflection on my own parents, myself and my wider family. However, it expanded to the wider subject of loss through the death of my best friend after I started the project. In engaging others, the work explores the subject as a collaborative therapeutic process. The work is not a statement about death but instead a record of the time spent with the collaborators marking their loss. The time spent together was a deeply personal process, and the work intends to be a poetic engagement and record of our shared time remembering lost ones. Feelings are complicated with layers of ambiguity. Amidst ideas of family, emotions, and memory, death is a sensitive matter that people tend to not talk about. There is always a very long mourning period when a loved one left us forever. The cultural barriers to open discussion about loss, grief and mourning exist. However, conversations about our attitudes toward death are healthy to ease fears and to help us live more fully.
Annabell, Clothes kept by her husband, James
“It feels like she is still here...”
Julia, Clothes kept by her daughter, Lucy
“The coat is really warm. Actually, in such weather, it will be a perfect day to wear it. She always wore it and went to the park on a sunny winter day.”
Teresita Zertuche Elizalde Pölhs, Clothes kept by her granddaughter, Ana
“She was a lovely and brave lady, traveled a lot. I feel sad that I was not with her when she passed away so I never had a chance to say a proper goodbye with her.”
Neil, Clothes kept by his partner, Matthew
“Time flies, but grief still comes like waves.”
Helen Rose Cornwell, Cloth kept by her daughter Lizzie
“Everyday I wake up, I still feel she will come back today.”
Amal Galal El-Ibs, Clothes kept by her granddaughter, Ola
“I want to name the colours you gave me green chair I drank tea on this morning blue sofa I a ernooned in yellow triangle pillows shouldering me aquamarine le over eyeliner irting with my last eyelash lash i am home, in all the colours I saw you love.”
Blowing in the wind- Frozen in the ice
It is a video recording of the process of ice melting. ere are prints inside of the ice. e video has been reversed so it looks like the prints have been frozen. It intends to indicate the process of people’s grief as a universal experience shares the same characteristics as to how ice works. Grief can be as tough as ice hurting us but it will also melt into our daily memories and always be with us. It took an average of 4 hours for each ice to melt so the video has been sped up.
Blowing in the wind- Books review
Hand-made Books A6 size(105mmX148mm) in a slide box Books review videos 08:51.0
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