The Impetus Past explores the contradiction between time and space, where one may have been both absent and present. Philosopher Jacques Derrida coined the idea that objects leave ‘traces’ of presence, despite their absence. This concept inspired my body of work, which represents the historical structures of heritage houses among obsolete objects, framed by the encroaching overgrowth of today’s world. These dwellings were a home for people that once lived and moments once experienced, leaving the audience to ponder their own existence, beyond the finality of mortality, to transcend time and space.
Clancy Catholic College