Vanitas

Utilising the medium of time-lapse photography, this video piece is a contemporary response to the 17th Century Dutch Vanitas epoch. This gentle reflection on the temporal nature on of the human condition, acknowledges Susan Sontag’s commentary in her much lauded book On Photography. 

 

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”Susan Sontag