The images used in this permanent photographic installation were scanned from the Nairobi National Museum’s archive department. I sourced through the records going as far back as 1898 till current times. Images in the piece were used to combine normal everyday life with political figures and monumental moments in Kenya’s history.
It was important for me that the viewer sees several images at once. Looking at photography from the camera mans point of view – the idea that we never really see the whole picture, just flashes of one person’s perspective. The octagon shaped mirror of which these photographs hang also gives another dimension to the work, not only do viewers see themselves in this history but also the work becomes infinite, the past our constant reminder.
National Museums of Kenya