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 taking photos of myself in their space.
Occupying my parents’ bedroom and photographing this forbidden, untouchable space in Eastern European households is an experience of privacy exposure. This project transformed 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 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.