Nostos Algos installation
The video projection installation Nostos Algos, was created with the intent of portraying the loss of cultural identity as a result of the destruction of home. Relationships and places associated with historical identity and place consumed and destroyed by the violence of the flame. The video originates on the destruction of a vintage photograph album, emphasising the loss of the individual as well as the memories and ties associated. The 3 dimensional aspect of the installation is captured on the projection onto a standard child's toy, the dolls house, emphasising the longing for a simple naive past. Two other symbolic references are displayed in the piece, the candle for the notion of hope and peace and the unfaltering brick wall intimating barriers and inaccessibility. Collaborative work with Visual Artist Laura Dendy.