Torran Penrice is presenting ‘Our Aunt’ a personal project stemming from the recent passing of his great-grandaunt during the recent pandemic. Conceptually this project unifies melancholic themes of enforced lockdown and the universal feeling of loss with a balance that encourages a celebration of life. It also heightened the consciousness of how relatable and comforting it is for others dealing with their many forms of loss. My aunt became a metaphor for your aunt, and thus becomes 'Our Aunt'.
The work consists of double exposure prints and a moving image piece unified through his family album. The prints were exposed twice in the darkroom; once with an image from the family archive and again from Torran’s own collection of vernacular snapshots. Similar themes such as coming together and moments of embrace can be seen in the two images which makes up a single image, despite being originally taken years apart. The moving image piece was shot during lockdown on daily permitted walks on a 16mm Ciné-Kodak once belonging to Torran’s Aunt and that had been passed down in the family. The piece focuses on the intense stillness at the time allowing for a meditative reflection away from everything that was happening.