Family history is often built on false truths. How could a family album be more in line with the real me? With this question, photographer and photography theorist Jo Spence turned to her family album to tell a new story. Starting from those photographs that had been rejected, she prepared small texts and incorporated press clippings to compose, on the panels where she was pasting all this material, a story more in keeping with her own experience of the past and present. Spence always saw photography as an exercise for rebellion and criticism.
While there are ideas about psychological and emotional developmental processes held within the sculptures I make, the things themselves are actual physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.