The interdisciplinarity between installation and sculpture allowed Charlie Cluff to push the boundaries of photographic art. Photographic Memories transforms over 10,000 slides inherited from the artist’s grandfather into a house. “I know two versions of him,” Cluff explains. “The man in my memory, the professor of dentistry, and the one I met through his photographs.” Images of an empty sitting room and a windowsill vanity, for example, viewed from within the installation, highlight parallels in form and subject. Each connects Cluff and her grandfather across time, reiterating the value of documenting memory with images.
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Image: Charlie Cluff, Photographic Memories, (2022). Installation view. 268cm x 141cm x 178cm.