“And I no longer ask for all the solitude in the world, but for time.”
False Spring is a loosely collected group of photographs that examines the utilities and taxes of memory and emotion while dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Made over a winter which waxed and waned between extreme cold and spring-like warmth, the fragmented sequence is a string of images responding directly to the instinctual reaction to document as an affirmation of existence or purpose. The re-contextualization of the images attempts to identify and catalogue an internal or subconscious dialogue which visualizes the struggle of dealing with the strong emotions and challenges that accompany the isolating nature of a harsh Midwestern winter. Inspired by Antwerp, Roberto Bolaño’s experimental novel, which is comprised of an extremely fragmented narrative that is broken into 52 sections and shuns traditional plot movements while obfuscating characters and their narratives behind imperfect, subjective recollections of events.