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MUZI LI ROWE

@MUZI_LI_ROWE

Phantasmagoria, 2022 

Mixed media 

Dimensions variable 

Phantasmagoria takes a deep dive into the emotional landscape of grief. Demolition of my childhood home, and losing my mum and grandma are some of the key events in my life that were documented using a camera and reflected upon with a pen and ink. While photographs record what has been lost, drawings create meaning during difficult times. 

The photographs are being projected through a carousel projector onto a sheer screen, light passes through the scratched surface of each slide leaving ghostly images of the past. Meanwhile layered ink drawings are projected through a magic lantern from the rear, a type of device that was once used for phantasmagoria, a form of horror theater popular in the 18-19 century.