Ioana Rusu

Autopsy of forgetting, 2023

8 printuri foto pe hârtie Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultrasmooth 305g
25 x 25 cm fiecare

Ioana Rusu is primarily interested in the way we interpret reality, filtering it through our own experiences and emotions. With the series of eight photographs Autopsy of forgetting, she focuses on memory – a sometimes distorted, often incomplete reconstruction of the past. Ioana starts from Polaroid images that she transforms through an experimental process meant to disintegrate the initial representation. Thus, the Polaroid emulsion goes through several stages: with its removal from the original surface it reaches a fluid state, and the final transfer to another surface becomes destructive. A new image is formed, however, from the ethereal traces of the past.