ODETTE ENGLAND

THRICE UPON A TIME

2012

Home is the center-weight of Odette England's artistic practice, with memory and forgetting being the counterbalances. Her photographs are fragile, contemplative and temporal spaces. Throughout her practice, she explores the volatility of identity, emphasizing the unstable nature of the past/present and the parent/child seesaw. 

In 2005, Odette England returned to her childhood home, a dairy farm in Australia and photographed the locations at which her parents had photographed her as a child. In 2011, her parents revisited the farm every month over the course of year, walking the land with the negatives taped to their shoes. The negatives were returned to the artist abraded, imprinted with dirt and some so damaged they had to be pieced together with tweezers. 

Thrice Upon A Time is described by Odette England as a reclamation and transcription, motivated by a personal longing for an idealized vision of home.

 

42.5" x 56" image | 44" x 57.5" sheet

OR

27.3'' x 36'' image | 31.3'' x 40'' sheet

Archival Pigment Print on Museo Portfolio Rag, from purposely damaged negative.

TOTAL EDTION: 3 + 1AP