Sí Díos Quiere by Katrina d'Autremont
This body of work, "Sí Díos Quiere" explores issues of intimacy and distance within my mother's family in Argentina. The house where she grew up and the people who are part of that life serve as characters. The environment becomes a set for the photographic staging of the images. It reveals how a place can influence and form us. The word "Family" connects us, but the extent of our connection depends on several factors. Families can be separated by physical distance, but often it is more complicated and the relationships themselves form walls and separations. "Sí Díos Quiere" which means "If God Wants," attests to the fact that relationships are inherently difficult. Closer proximity to the people we love can be just as complex as distance. Within the family structure, specific roles are developed over time. We idealize these roles and the people who fill them, as well as the places that hold us.
Katrina d'Autremont lives and works in Phildadelphia.
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