Missing Series

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Missing Series

Jan Dytrych

Photograph

Should the essence of emptiness allow it to fill something, it can easily become a place abandoned for the loss of feeling of safety and assurance gained in ones’ childhood. Immediate transformation of the then unchangeable will tear us apart from the safe circles and leave at the mercy somewhere in the space. There is nothing to rely on, one can only attach to new things that seem shabby and shaky compared to the feelings of the past. What was, is left far behind us and return is not an option – there is no ‘where’ and ‘to whom’. We walk through the emptiness with a feeling of abandonment, we walk because there is nothing else left to do. The set depicts an interior of an empty house that used to belong to my grand-parents and which my wider family is now leaving forever. The house used to be a safe haven of our branching family that used to meet here in a friendly spirit. I lived part of my childhood in this house and have it connected with a host of inner memories. The death of my grand-parents and current departure from this house brings a feeling of loss of identity, loss of something that I used to be able to return to with trust.


Height: 60 cm
Width: 90 cm
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