Bindi Vora

Ex-Libris, 2012

Ex-Libris is a work that is created out of associations. Associations with people, words, and family photographs. Drawing upon distinct memories conjured through affiliations associated within these frames – memories are the residue of our past.

Re-visiting Polaroids taken at the age of eleven of family, friends, and holidays in which certain fragments of memory could be recalled, the images were transferred onto single pages of a vintage English dictionary where a word associated with the image for me was emphasised, to not simply mimic the visual but emphasise the disjointed, /descriptive powers of memory through language and image.

Polaroids on a found vintage English dictionary
Set of two hand-made artist books, encased in a slip case
13.7 x 15 cm

Installation image from Wall Page and Screen, 2012 at London Gallery West