The act of historicising, as an act of writing, stagnates the natural pro- gression of ideas. This process allows the author to corral a collective memory into specific directions. This type of propaganda entangles itself into a domestic setting which in turn, vindicates the original instigator. If our memory is written for us, can we re-humanise? I exa- mine this by deconstructing the authority of a given story; I then reconstruct it in a series of nondeclarative sentences which manifest themselves as visual questions upon which an identity may form freely.
Starling is a self-taught artist, born in 1988, Zimbabwe. He is a multimedia installation artist with an emphasis on era-specific photographic processes. He has held two solo exhibitions and has participated in various group shows in Southern Africa. Conceptually, his work examines time’s relationship with memory.