After loosing my paternal grandparents, I discovered their photographic archives; while exploring this material I began to work about notion of disappearance and memory.
How to approach this photographic memory and how make the connection between this memory and disappearance?
It’s through those questions that my approach became meaningful, I began to build my own memory of their past, working directly on their archive material.
It’s because of my intervention on their archive that a symbolism of the disappearance became meaningful, more I was working on a document, more the memory of my grandparents disappeared to the detriment of mine.
Arthur Fechoz is a visual artist living in Paris, working around notions of identity and temporality. Using historical, socio-economic and environnemental context as a work material, he employing different mediums. Among other technics, he using computer-assisted image creation, image reappropriation and sound creation.
This abstract photographic language is open to interpretation, giving free rein to the subjectivity of each one to express. Therefore, the artwork is emerging as a product of collective imaginary and co-creation.