Due to my confusion over my project I reached out to my social media community to see if they could provide me with some clarity in someways it made it a little worse.
The consensus was to combine the two projects together. To combine favourite foods and watch them degrade with the fingerprint.
I took this input and did some brainstorming but I couldn’t seem to get them to connect. Perhaps it links through to memory in that, when we used to have family trips to the beach we used to take seaside sandwiches. Which by the time we ate our picnic would inevitably have some sand in them – so maybe this isn’t really about identity perhaps its actually about memory more. So I could gather together a memory – bring in the items that trigger the memory and overlay those images together.
Taking an copy of a old family image, sprinkle sand fragments from the beach over and include a degrading piece of sandwich.
This then creates almost a memory box for each photograph.