First Love, Last Rites by Skye Parrott


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First Love, Last Rites, 2009, is the catalog to the exhibition of new photography by artist Skye Parrott. The exhibition took place at Capricious Space on November 19th, 2009 through January 15th, 2010.

“The photographs tell the story of a particularly tumultuous year of my adolescence and of the relationship with my boyfriend at the time. I asked a friend, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, to play the part of me, and we set up scenes and reenacted my memories from that time, using the people, clothes and places that figured into them…The results are displayed as both prints in the gallery and in a show catalogue that serves as a kind of scrapbook, bringing together photographs I made for the project with a personal text, an interview, and artifacts, including old photos and letters.” — Skye Parrott