Traditionally, the archive serves a narrative function. It prescribes the limits of history and often defines what will and will not be preserved. Many believe that an archive and the photograph can capture, solidify and accurately represent a moment in history. The archive constantly but not consistently works to catalog and categorize, to include and exclude; and it is the exclusion that I am interested in. Through my studio practice, I question whether the photographic/filmic mediums and an archival collection can reference an alternative historical narrative; a narrative that supports the fluid and transformative realities of memory, recollection and identity.