I produce layers. I put things on top of things, hide specific details, and highlight others, strive to create alternative frames, alternative perspectives. These frames later become an additional layer in the viewer’s gaze as well, in which it erases what

is familiar and known. Unlike the history of photography, I have no desire to document reality as it is presented, it has no desire to gain empathy, pleasant intimacy, or identification. Through the sometimes violent erasure, the layers can’t provide quick access to our built-in world. However, the deletion actually evokes a queer representation through sampling familiar symbols and presented as a queer parallel universe where you have no one absolute thought.

© 2020 Shiri Rozenberg