Reverse Archaeology looks at how the layers of life stick to us, and our identities are formed through the accumulation of experience. Rejecting the drive to excavate, analyse and dissect, this work embraces messy and imperfect processes of growth. Our history may be hidden beneath the surface we show to the world, but we hold a geological record. In these layers and their shifts, transitions and disjuncts, we are many different people at once. We carry our past selves within us into the future.
Image: Jacqui Malins, Untitled 2017