Artist were asked to submit work that was inspired by Londons Hamsteads area.
‘Memory is a construction, the attempt to put one’s own life into a meaningful context’. My work investigates this thought and unfolds on the second view a depth that examines the idyll of memory and the place of origin. Foreign places awaken new constructed memories and generalise new thoughts and imaginations. General reference point of the work is my personal biography. Born in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), I moved in my early years to Germany and then later to the UK. The assimilation of my family forced a certain view of the story of my own origin. I critically use re-enactment, the aftermath of historic scenes in order to make the construction of memory visible.
“Sylvia” is part of the Melancholia Polaroid Series and taken in London. Hampstead’s ‘romantic settings’ with the London Skyline in the background offered me the perfect set between memory and reality.
The original format: Polaroid, enlarged and printed as C- Type prints on aluminum.