Holding Time is a visual conversation between Panebianco and her dad. Every Christmas her father would pull out the same box of slides he has made in his late teens and early 20s and project them on the living room wall – making the family view them and hear the same stories over and over. By placing the slides in her current landscape, she creates not only a connection between his life and hers, but also a trail of memories, each with its own association for both of them.
These little vignettes of family life in her current “space” provide the comfort of family and create a “home” for her, wherever she goes. Finding the right location and uniting her father’s slides with how she lives today is an important piece of her process of creating a place within a place, a memory within a memory.
Photographs by Catherine Panebianco
Writing by Irene Alison
9" x 7"
Edition of 500