Hymns to Unknown Heroines, 2013
Found photographs, inkjet prints, vintage objects and list of countries and year women gained full voting rights.

 

 
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Hymns to Unknown Heroines, 2013

Hymns to unknown heroines takes its point of departure in a series of found B/W negatives depicting a Scottish family in the 1920's, which becomes the focal point of a temporary museum. In an attempt to map the unknown history which stems from the found images of women photographed in the Scottish landscape over a span of years, their potential story is interweaved with the history of the British suffragette movement from late 1800 till 1928 where women gained full right to vote. The unknown women in the photographs transcend from being frozen moments of the past to becoming crucial in the documentation of womens unwritten history. Through mimicking a temporary museum, and the investigation of a moment in history through technique, politics, and women's rights, an alternative view on archival material is presented. This is manifested through womens narratives – both as a reconstruction of an unknown family history and as an alternative to the official historical narrative.