Saule Suleimenova

Residual Memory series, 2018
Plastic bags on polyethylene film, wood stick, multiple works

‘In the Residual Memory project, I investigate certain periods of history recorded in rare, residual photos and video documents of historical traumas. While I am depicting these scenes in a collage of residual materials (plastic bags), a cathartic exercise of contemplation, purification and acceptance takes place. For a long time, information about these periods of history of Kazakhstan was hidden at not only the official level, but also people themselves preferred not to remember the trauma of the past. My work tries to remember and reflect on these times to help understand ourselves better.’ Saule Suleimenova

Text courtesy the artist
Special Thanks to Aigerim Kapar