Things I Can’t Remember
Drawings & text by Antonina Gugała
Artist and researcher Antonina Gugała’s pen-and-ink drawings are based on snapshots unearthed from her family’s photo albums, capturing early childhood moments of which the adult artist has no recollection. Consulting family members old enough to anecdotally recall her infancy, Gugała sets about filling in this biographical gap for herself, rerunning episodes from the past, albeit with the scene sometimes shifting depending on the reminiscing relative.
Adding annotations evoking captions of yesteryear, she reconstructs childhood memories long forgotten, if ever truly committed to memory. The process is further refracted through Gugała’s evolving thoughts on whether, why, and when to embrace becoming a mother.
A Promenade at Home
Poems & paintings by Sevinç Çalhanoğlu
Translated from the Turkish