This body of work uses multiple references to history and memory as one of the strategies of re-enactment to interrogate the relevance of the past in relationship to the present. According to Gilles Deleuze, the performativity of difference and repetition between past and present is elucidated. My aim is to raise the question as to what really happened beyond history by comparing past and present events, and our relation to the past with media as the mediator or story teller.
Emerging from the skepticism of post-modernism, the image investigates the engagement with history through media, and examines these ‘false’ memories susceptible to manipulation. The image conjures an immediate present through the recognition of political gestures and symbols.
The question of authenticity of the event, the distinction between particular and universal, historic and present, results in a feeling of insecurity. As a result, there is a fundamental feeling of anxiety about the status and the authenticity of the images.