• Photography (BFA)

    Alexander Thebez


    Having spent most of my life moving between the United States and Southeast Asia, I often struggle with a sense of displacement and isolation. In this project, I attempt to reconcile my disparate personal life into a coherent narrative using photographic still and moving images. Oncetoforever attempts to explore the changing nature of memories within the context of cyberspace. The digitalization of experiences brought forth by the accessibility of digital image making and hyper-connectivity in our everyday routines is one of its themes. The project combines staged and documentary images to create a seemingly disparate personal essay of the people I know and the places that I have lived. Abstracted by the presence of technology and the unreliability of memory, the narratives strive to reduce the details of an individual’s memory into an aesthetic experience.