Frances Berry: Lines We Live By
In her work, Frances Berry seeks to create alternatives to the traditional snapshot that reinforce rather than destroy our internal visualization of time so that one may revisit a moment in a more authentic and meaningful way.
Most of her work is created out of both her fascination and frustration with the belief that photographic and cinematic images are second to reality, and are accurate depictions of the way human beings experience the world.
In her series “Lines We Live By“, vintage postcards and old family photos are manipulated to look like digital distortions. Describing herself as a picture-maker, Berry creates these images with “whatever happens to be within reach”.
The backgrounds are scanned and stretched so they look like blurred lines, interrupted by a central figure before continuing their motion. She states: “Our minds distort our memories and the visual distortion here is a representation of that.”
Images courtesy of Frances Berry