Fragile Empires aims to document the breakdown of matter and social
structures by showing the cycles of passing time. The exhibition
contrasts fleeting moments with the camera's ability to preserve
memories through photography and installation.
Very often photos are thought of as only depicting a single fraction
of second; this work breaks that paradigm by allowing the viewer to
experience the transition from past to present and possibly glimpse
into the future. Photography has the ability to create and image that
cannot be fully realized by the naked eye, it can be manipulated in a
way that tells a story, and can be an outlet for contemplation and
deeper understanding of the earth.
The works deal with themes such as temporary landscapes, cycles of
life and death, how traditions and stories are shaped and skewed, and
nature's triumph over man-made structures. In this body of work time
is compressed so that people can interact with the images by
remembering, discovering, noticing and understanding.