BL_NK SP_CE

Words and images by Sophie Gabrielle

By August 23, 2021The Collective

Aesthetically driven and inspired by the physical molecular basis of memory itself captured by The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in early 2014, BL_NK SP_CE is an exploration into the abstract realm of memory. Through self-portraiture and object the work creates a physical representation of the physiological workings of the mind, focusing on retained and recollective thought that has been confabulated over time and its effect on the subconscious.

BL_NK SP_CE draws upon my continued interest in self-reflection, emotional and physical state, identity and psychology.

It is through memory that we base our identity, learning from our past experiences and influences. However, through time these defining points of our lives are shaped by our recall, reflection and clarity on the subject and they are often subject to distortion. BL_NK SP_CE draws upon my continued interest in self-reflection, emotional and physical state, identity and psychology. It is this visible invisible that shapes our daily life, interactions and actions.

Sophie Gabrielle

Sophie Gabrielle

Sophie Gabrielle is a Melbourne based contemporary photographer and curator. Since 2015 her work has been exhibited in Australia, Malaysia, The Netherlands, France, Germany, SouthKorea, the USA and the UK. She is a Foam Talent recipient (2018) and a finalist for the Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards (2016). Through her fine art practice, Sophie channels her interest in science, psychology and the archive to create works that tell poetic stories of her own life. She is also a board member of Good Moon Rising, a non-profit creative collective that creates safe spaces for gender diverse artists and musicians to be celebrated in Melbourne. She is currently studying for her masters in arts management at the Royal Melbourne Institute of technology.