Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Osheen Harruthoonyan, In Passing, 2008
Osheen Harruthoonyan, In Passing, 2008
2008 Featured Exhibition

Osheen Harruthoonyan
The Uchronie Fragments

April 28–June 1, 2008
Pikto
55 Mill St, Ste 59-103

Osheen Harruthoonyan incorporates remnants of
found and personal history; he cuts away,
bleaches, erases, layers and employs various
darkroom techniques to create his series The
Uchronie Fragments. Representational and abstract
elements illustrate variable states of place,
time, existence and memory. These states are
portrayed through the use of repetition, geometric
patterns and reflections.

His use of a hybrid analog/digital process of
printing emphasizes the presence of time in
relation to memory disintegration and history. The
final images appear aged, yet possess a strong
contemporary sensibility. This simultaneous
shifting of perception – between the past and
present – ultimately has the effect of creating a
new narrative for the process of storing memory
that generates an alternative yet familiar
history. The story Harruthoonyan illustrates is
one of fragmentation, recollection and the
capricious awareness of depicting the present. The
human experience of memory and regret fuels and
constantly alters the understanding of our past
and guides our future.

Curated by Persilia Caton

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