Shaping Memory, 2012-2014
Shaping Memory, 2012-2014

Otobong Nkanga
Shaping Memory, 2012-2014
Lambda print
120 x 90 cm (136 x 105 cm framed)
Edition of 5 ex + 2 AP
Collection Fabienne Leclerc, Paris


?Shaping Memory?, is a photographic work that depicts a collaged landscape, made by using collected images from magazines that relate specifically to spaces captured in my memory of my childhood and homeland. Through this work I try to give form to the fragmented memories by using found images that trigger the notion of déjà vu. The images are then cut out and collaged together to recreate the new reality of what my memory recalls but which still manages to seize the sensation of the memorized landscape.