My first solo show in New York, First Love, Last Rights, opens Friday, Nov 19 at Capricious. The show is a cumulation of a year and half of work looking at memory, adolescence, addiction, and, as you might gather from the title, first love. The photographs tell the story of a particularly tumultuous year of my adolescence and of the relationship with my boyfriend at the time. I asked a friend, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, to play the part of me, and we set up scenes and reenacted my memories from that time, using the people, clothes and places that figured into them. I also revisited places without her and photographed them as I would I have if I’d had a camera then. The results are displayed as both prints in the gallery and in a show catalogue that serves as a kind of scrapbook, bringing together photographs I made for the project with a personal text, an interview, and artifacts, including old photos and letters.
First Love Last Rites opens Friday, Nov 19, 7-9 pm at Capricious Space, 103 Broadway, and will be on view through Jan 15, 2011.
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