Award-winning, playful project, with equal doses of nostalgia and catchy technique
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.
About the Author
Catherine Panebianco was born in British Columbia, Canada and currently lives in Jamestown, NY. Her photography has been exhibited both in the U.S. and internationally. Her series, No Memory is Ever Alone, was named a Top 50 Finalist in Photolucida's Critical Mass, won 1st place in the International Photography Awards for fine art, was a finalist for the National Photography Awards for the Texas Photographic Society and a San Francisco Bay International Photography Competition Portfolio Award. Her photography has been shown at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Soho Photo Gallery, the Center for Fine Art Photography and the Erie Art Museum in addition to many other venues. Catherine's work has also been in numerous publications and she teaches fine art photography workshops to adults and children in local schools.