Ikea (2015) | Head On Photo Festival

Ikea (2015)

Photographer's Name: 
Meredith Squires

Ikea' explores the slippage between memory and physical reality as captured by a camera. By working and reworking two photographs, the moment is relived and reimagined until it becomes more tangible than the actual encounter. Echoing traditional Chinese landscape paintings, the work aims to capture the essence of what is remembered, not necessarily what exists. Ubiquitous and yet also very much a product of the rapid economic growth throughout China, this could be anywhere, but is actually nowhere.

Festival Year: 
2015