Virginia’s Room











Do women have a room for her own? This series which aims on recording one’s private space all starts from this simple concern. <A room for Virginia>, as a collection portraying women reflected through a mirror with a vacant space displays a private inner space contrasted to relationships throughout life. Once, while photographing figures sighted through the mirror, I noticed figures looking different from usual. The woman in the mirror looked as if she were an object just like all other objects in the space, thus she looked more of an image than an existence; anchored a motionless in the flat surface.
Paradoxically, photography have the ability to prove what had once been there, but also show absence by contrasting real-time changes. She is one absent from the real sight, existing only inside the mirror, and is not to be sighted in the space ahead. By picturing a real life woman trapped inside the flat mirror, it is noticed that the world inside the mirror is beyond control.
Starting from recording women reflected only through the mirror but not actually being seen, the work extends further on to recording spaces of complete absence.
Virginia Woolf has stated that for a woman to be able to write, she needs at the least a room for her own and 500 pounds money. Considering this, it is inevitable but inquiring, if we women have a space for our own in a society called home, where even children find it usual to have his personal space. For all the women who are currently living with someone or ever have had company, this series focuses on visualizing private spaces these women call her own at the place of her dwelling.