is using camera as psychoanalysis and fantasy structure to relocate generational trauma from unconscious to conscious. By using digital manipulation, I reconstruct our hidden traumatic memories according to research; by using scanner and AI imagery making process, I experiment unconscious transmission of trauma in art practice. Inasmuch, I create a material connection within the 3 generations in my immediate family.
Happy Family is a sculpture project in which I try to mimic the form of life in the violent history and hostile environment. I use potatoes as recipients of my violence and put them in the “no sun, no water, no soil” situation which metaphorically indicate to my family past experience. I infuse the potato with hair, metal pins and thread which symbolizes gene, physical punishment and “good will” respectively. In this work, the material/acts/ process asks the question:
“Will trauma heal by time”?