From Christine's website:
"In this series, Our First Year Together, I am exploring
ideas of time, place and the entanglement of a narrative, which occurs
when images are placed next to one another. I am interested in the way
photographs act as an indicator, a map, a marker and at many points a
source of confusion. Images of landscapes, still lives, potentially
overlooked moments in the domestic, alongside images made in museums and
educational institutions, all come together to draw the viewer into the
implied relations between these objects, places, and moments, to craft
an expansive story.
The title of the series, Our First Year Together,
indicates a structure of time and alludes to an undefined relationship,
while the images work to confuse this expectation and make openings for
an individual understanding. Who "our" is is left undefined
and therefore continually reconsidered through the relationship that can
be draw between the adjacent image. These photographs were created from
2008 to now."
All photographs are by Christine Shank.