Maria Kapajeva: You can call him another man

Maria Kapajeva: You can call him another man
Library Shelf Location 18.KAPA
Publication Date 2018

The project started with a box of negatives I found at my parents’ house a few years ago. There were about 200 processed and unprocessed films, shot by my father. I excavated their contents, delving deeper into the lost images of my father’s life, to create my own stories by using these photographs he took before his marriage to my mother and my birth. I let myself enter into the world of a young man I never knew, and find connections in what possibly cannot be connected with the help of Italo Calvino’s words from his novel ‘If on a winter’s night a traveller’. With this work, I continue my artistic exploration of questions about found images and archives, and how a coincidence can lead to a new narrative that does not relate perhaps to the real events in these photographs. It is my way to build up ‘a possible portal between an unfinished past and a reopened future’, described by Hal Foster (Foster, H. 2004. An Archival Impulse. In: October 110, Fall 2004, p.15).

The book was shortlisted for Aperture First Photobook Award 2018. It was printed by Kopa (Lithuania) and supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. 

ISBN 9786098099287
Quantity 1
Pages 108 pp; 185×235 mm
Formats open spine, Softcover
Publisher Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania
Related Artist Maria Kapajeva
Categories Photography, Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Archives, Family history, found images, Narratives, Memory, Family Photographs

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