London-based visual artist Dafna Talmor has a personal need to 'take' places with her, so she took pictures of landscapes whenever she travelled. Taken with no conceptual agenda and as mere keepsakes, the negatives accumulated for years in boxes. This growing personal archive of landscapes forms the basis of the Constructed Landscapes series - through an act of slicing and splicing the images are being transformed into a space that has been emptied of subjectivity and becomes universal. Stripped off personal meaning, memories and connotations, Talmor creates a space that defies specificity and metaphorically blurs space, memory and time.
Dafna Talmor's work is on show at Photofusion in London until May 31.