Instance investigates the subjective nature of perception and questions the concept of a momentary truth which 'tests, constructs and confirms a total view of reality'.
(Berger, Understanding a Photograph, 1968)
Deliberate references to classical culture highlight the continual remaking of history and question the authority of the "definitive" memory. In observing the role history plays in our understanding of self, we witness the relationship between time's layering and the conditioned nature of our own perception.
‘There is an urge
to find an order of things
which may lead to a new understanding.
the new understanding
everything in order’
(Mikhailov, 1998 p.5)