As in A Drop of Water
Fracalossi’s ongoing Archives project (1998–present) comprises thousands of categorically sorted digital photographs documenting the artist’s everyday life and surroundings. The subject of each individual photograph is typically generic—a woman in a white dress, blurred street signs, a city at night—yet, like a diary, these snapshots of the ‘little things’ become recordings of the true picture of her life. Whether printed or projected, Fracalossi produces numerous reproductions of these digital recordings, which are then generally taken out of their original context and recombined to form new spaces and fields in the photographic objects she later creates. in contrast to the tightly defined organizational parameters of her digital archives, new relationships between form or content are explored and exploited in these photographic objects through an ever shifting system of sequencing. This juxtaposition in Fracalossi’s work critiques the act of reproductions becoming stand-ins for actual moments or experiences of everyday life, while at the same time exposing systems of classification, order or preserva- tion as ultimately arbitrary in their promise of time and memory regained.