Meeting at the intersection between video-essay, experimental film, and archive document The Roads Are Not Innocent deals with the manipulation of spaces by colonial powers in order to exert their control over territory.
Referencing Rodin’s statue in the title, the photographer developed the theme in collaboration with the model – an aspiring actor struggling to stay true to his path – in order to find a sincere interpretation that could resonate with the audience.
“I hope people find some sort of relatability or understanding in my artwork. Perhaps in portraying my loneliness or pain to the viewer, the viewer’s own loneliness might be eased slightly. I want my paintings to call to that vulnerability inside oneself, and transform it into a force of empowerment.”