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Rebecca D'eramo
Fine Art

Michaelis School of Fine Art

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Installation Art / Art History / Fine Art

My location: Johannesburg, South Africa

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Rebecca D'eramo

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First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: D'eramo

University / College: Michaelis School of Fine Art

Course / Program: Fine Art

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Installation Art / Art History / Fine Art

My Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

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those of ours

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Those of Ours I have always been fascinated by the stories and the people in our lives that live before us. With my work, I explore the past of my family through the importance of memory, landscapes, objects and materiality. Born to a Greek Cypriot mother and an Italian father, I have inherited a fairly turbulent family history. My grandparents grew up in countries at times of significant conflict and from this conflict, themes of movement, displacement, removal and return emerge. With these themes in mind, the materiality of my project became important. Almost the entirety of my work is made up of materials that are used when moving house and are also disposable: mobile and transient. Essentially my work focuses on the places, things and objects that survived after all the removal and displacement. Memory is fleeting and ever-changing, and yet it is what I depend on most in the exploration of my history. It is with this, that I attempt to express the stories of those before me, often with overlapping narratives involving Cyprus, Italy and South Africa. As is with, memory, when the light goes out, the story is no longer revealed to us.