THE FEAR THEORIES is a 11 years approach into the fear of oblivion of a growing boy, the fear of reality
and a contemplation of my photographic memory.
Going through my archive I found over 10.000 pictures that asked for emotional visibility more than just the plain surface of capturing a moment.
I created a system to construct an image or a memory that doesn’t fade, so to say to battle the ephemeral moment of life.
The Fear Theories therefor is playing with history, memory and imagination.
Exploring the own private archive is a bit like a treasure hunt, I came across images that I remembered as if it was yesterday, others seemed completely unfamiliar to me. THE FEAR THEORIES works like an archive that tells besides the visual content about my physical remembrance of that particular image. It’s like freeing an mostly digital image from it’s pure virtual existence.
I started working with the photograph as an object to visualise the flexibility of a human memory and how it transforms with the time.
Through this private research I got the feeling that we are no longer living with photography but in it.
Material: several materials