Jack and Jill Room (Evening)

Kristopher Karklin2011

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Process and memory are fundamental to Karklin’s work. Jack and Jill Room is not a documented record of a specific place and time but a composite image skillfully crafted. The artist begins his process by re-creating environments from his memory in the form of miniature models. Like memory, these built environments are subject to distortion. The model and the figure are photographed separately and superimposed to complete the narrative. The lack of detail in the room and the anonymity of the figure are intentional. It removes ownership of the artist’s memory and allows us to recall our own lived experiences.

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  • Title: Jack and Jill Room (Evening)
  • Creator: Kristopher Karklin
  • Date Created: 2011
  • Physical Dimensions: 91.3 x 136.7 cm
  • Rights: Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
  • Medium: photography


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