Traces within by Eva Voutsaki
The format for Traces Within was based on the idea of drifting through memories, the intention was to create a book with no obvious beginning or end and allow the viewer to drift through the photos.
Eva’s eloquent dream-like pictures have been plucked, as if random, from the flow of events; she tracks them through the spaces of the everyday capturing glimpses of random beauty, sweet joy and haunting fear.
Following the logic of the dream-work or the film they form temporary fragmentary narratives, that remain for a while, and then disappear, re-emerging in some other form-some further re-working of memory and time.
These pictures do have the quality of hallucination: of events misremembered that remain in our imaginations like screen memories, disguising what might have been true.