Of Song & Suffering;
Tales from the Realm of the Abject

Bachelor Thesis.

A bachelor thesis and a collection of short stories about the place where meaning collapses, history retreats and identity dissolves. This thesis poses the question, whether or not conflicts can ever be 'post', by using the unresolved conflict in Northern Ireland as a case study of sorts.

Parallels are drawn between the abject, trauma, violence and the medium of photography. These four elements become irrevocably intertwined, acting as synonyms for each other.

This research is constantly interrupted by short stories, that almost act as images in themselves. Their voice adds another layer, rooting the research in reality by exploring the lived experience of the aftermath of conflict.

Find it 
Stroom, Den Haag

Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam