I discovered an unknown archive at the flea market, which included some photographs and images of ballerinas cut from newspapers and the unfinished biography of one woman, who became an actress before the WWII. I felt an existence of unfulfilled desire in her history and drew my attention to it. I chose for my series only those pictures that allowed me to invent their origins, without referring to the documentary. The main thing was to create an overall sense between the images, since they had no obvious connections. I overpainted some of the photos with acrylic paint, I wanted them to be similar to theatrical performance posters. The photographs in b&w and several images with objects that I created from fragments of broken plates are related to the perception of loss, memory, and contingency that disrupt the course of life. Interweaving together the imaginary, symbolic, and real, I create at this junction the so-called ‘theater of memory’ in my work.
Edition of 105 signed and numbered copies
150 x 100 mm
20 single sheets, Handmade Cover