Sigrun Lydsdottir

Foremothers, is the result of 2 years studying and analyzing the collection of my female ancestors photographs taken over the period of the last 111 years. The reenactments of the chosen photographs, frame a personal exploration of feminine identity.


The process has been vigorous repetitions of the reenactments, counting upon thousands of photos and experiments: a process of repetition, but also of adjustments and refinement, using the phone as the mirror and remote, to perfect the posture and gestures. The carefully chosen key elements bring the past to the present. The intense study of gesture, posture and presenting oneself also play a key role. The tension between the similarities and the differences in the photograph are of the utmost importance.


Foremothers was nominated for the WdKA Masters Research Awards