Elena Aya Bundurakis: Looking for Summer in the Middle of My Adulthood

In this project, fragments of Elena’s family photographic archive are brought together with images that she made specifically to confront her own past and current self.

Away from home, she can re-examine her history in a seemingly neutral environment. There is no time for nostalgia, only the shifting mood and atmospheres. Mixing artificial flashbacks and moments of nowness. The search for a metaphorical Summer. Some of the feelings she keeps on chasing, and some transform themselves into something new.

Sink your teeth

into the watermelon flesh
and on your chin;

pink rivers!

Let them flow.
And when they dry,

with your small fingertip

rub them softly,

so that they fall

inside your blouse.

And then your chest can eat
a little bit of Summer.

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For the past four years I have been taking photographing the underground punk scene in the cities of Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.

Es ist dieser Geruch. Der Geruch von uraltem Staub und feuchter Vergängnis, der offensichtlich schon lange Zeit unbewegt im Raum steht. Der Geruch [...]

Light. Transparancy. Slowness. Space. Reflection. Silence. Being. Paradox. Seeing. Obscure. Dimensions of time. Temporary. Experience. The grid. Density.