Materiality in Jill Booker's 'Shards'.

At one point, I did wonder whether the photograph of the collage or the actual taped-up paper was the piece, but it always comes down to that final photograph. The collages are quite flimsy, which mirrors the way memories fade and warp over time.
— Jill Booker
 Shards 3 - Jill Booker  https://bit.ly/2EhejN8

Shards 3 - Jill Booker https://bit.ly/2EhejN8

In thinking about the materiality of these images I am working with, I have started to wonder what they all mean and how if at all I am going to work with them. It was nice to see how Jill Booker uses her images to collage with and then rephotographs the collages giving them some depth.

An interesting answer Booker gave as part of a Q&A which describes whats currently underpinning my investigative process at the moment. It seems I am searching for something through the archive i’m studying. This maybe something very real or something not so real, this is to be determined once Ive got everything infant of me.

I am fascinated by memory. It is such a powerful influence on our lives, but it is also ever-changing. Old memories fade and are changed by new experiences and understandings. Memories blend together over time. Sometimes imagined events and wishes even blend in with those memories. In spite of these changes to our thoughts, we trust and believe in them, and they are an important part of shaping who we are.
— Jill Booker