Image credits

Emma Bates

MA Moving Image and Sound

I Remember… is an autoethnographic film I have been working on since the beginning of the year. The film stems from the memory of sounds form my childhood, sounds which are entirely personal to me, but which may also be familiar to others. The work also explores the way in which the home and the spaces within it could be a safe haven for those who live there.

The main aim of the work is to trigger memories with the audience, this is done through the use of popular sounds such as the sound of a video player rewinding or fast-forwarding. The visuals are crafted in such a way that they do not take away from the sound design, which in this case is the main focus.

I have been inspired by the work of Gaston Blanchelard, particularly his book The Poetics of Space which describes the home as a person’s own corner of the universe. I have also taken inspiration from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, as well as 2011 docu-drama Dreams of a Life. Both of these have influenced my process in the creation of my film, and can attribute to the dream like feel and story telling elements of the work.

– I Remember

MA Catalogue imagery by Amy Ollett at Norwich University of the Arts

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