It’s good to have this work out in the world again – it’s always good to revisit projects after a while away, I think, to see if they still ‘ring true’ for starters, but also to see what new things can be learned from them.
I certainly understand the importance of this project to my practice in a new way now. Archives of Absence really marked a shift in materials for me, and the dawning of my understanding of how crucial the specificity of place was to the way I make work. This project was also a very dynamic collaboration between me and (the very gifted) poet Catherine Owen, which brought my attention back to the beauty of words and the joy of writing after a many-years distance. You can read more about the project, and all of its components here and here.
I really enjoy many of the images that came out of this project – and I hope the people who come and go at Credo enjoy them as well.