Perfect Places, Perfect Company:
Perhaps it’s the separation anxiety that has me preoccupied with the places I’ve travelled and the people I’ve travelled with. It has long been a habit of mine to bring along a camera and a few rolls of film in my attempt to imagine the projects as things which already exist, and are only missing from the frame for the time being. No, the company on these trips wasn’t always on time, and the hostels lived up to their homonyms more often than not. But when I look nostalgically at these images, I see how much each place and person have shaped the way that I think about representing my own work. As we have now been dispersed to many localities around the globe with limited travel, I am certain that learning from these places, and the people in them, will be more important than ever. For some graduates, the world of YSoA is definitively ending, but the worlds that we’ve created with each of our projects and with each other are very much ongoing.