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Vilja Sachs OIsen, St Augustine’s Tower, Hackney, London, 8 April 2017

Vilja Sachs OIsen, St Augustine's Tower, Hackney, London, 8 Apri

ON MOTHERHOOD

CSO: `I’m afraid all the time, worrying that things might be wrong or that something will happen to me or, most of all, that something will happen to her, or that something will happen to my partner. I did not think so much about such things before.’

Mr & Mrs Regisford, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, 23 March 2014

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Photograph of Maria Teresa Dorigo (1949) (Verso), Inscribed by Her with the Handwriting and Uncertain Memory of Old Age

By inheriting the photographs of our parents, time plays its trick on us through a mortal reversal of roles. With the passing of years, we witness the transformation of our parents into our children and of us into their parents.

Photograph of Maria Teresa Dorigo, Trafalgar Square, 1949

Dear Lucy,

This photograph confirms that there is no such thing as coincidence. A mise en abyme if ever I saw one since, in the photograph I made of you, you are standing in front of the very wall that appears in the background of your mother’s picture.

All best,

John

La sua gente

A bitter-sweet commemoration of her mother’s life, Lucieta remembers choosing the suitcase in which, a few years ago, she returned her mother’s ashes to Venice and `la sua gente’.

Venetian Trousseau

The trousseau Lucieta’s mother brought with her to England.

Behind the National Gallery, 18 March 2010