“Objects in Exile” looks at the illicit movement of objects in the context of economic crisis and political violence. The images address loopholes and contradictions in the constructs of trade and economy through dislocation, deconstruction and the re-framing of contested objects. By alluding to instances of precarious labor, the work attempts to question the materiality of objects and the traces of value that are associated with it. “Objects in Exile” explores the transformations of past meanings, the removal of referents and the de-personalization of cultural identities.
“Iron Eaters” C-Print, 80 x 360 cm (3 images) Nouadhibou, Mauritania 2014
“Antiquity Thieves” C-Print 80 x 120 cm Fayoum, Egypt 2014