In their room is a photography project about the ever-changing art of the family photo album. Moving back home during the first covid wave, I quarantined in my parents’ bedroom, occupying and exploring photographically this forbidden, untouchable space in the Eastern European households.
This project transformed itself from being a secret reenactment of how I perceived my parents, through their clothes and things they stored in their bedroom, to a full intrinsic collaborative look into behaviors that they passed on. It is a weird collection of superficially looking actions and possessions that reflect me too as the receiver of their habitual legacy.
I am faithful to invading my parents' personal space, from physical to emotional to their sacred image of themselves in my mind. By archiving the behavioral legacy of my parents in a very scripted manner and immortalizing it next to our traditional album, I am redefining what defines us as the Gușu family.