MA Fine Art
I have for a long time had an interest in psychology and the workings of the mind, particularly in relation to memories and the ways they change each time we remember them.
My research explores the process of memory traces resurfacing into the present as described in metaphor by Ricoeur. Using literature research I have investigated how the process of remembering was has been described from the ancient Greeks through to the 19th and 20th centuries. These have been compared to contemporary ideas, as voiced by Ricoeur.
My single-channel video art is a response to Ricoeur’s metaphorical descriptions. By the use of editing and manipulation of film sequences I create stillness and movement that represents time, nostalgia and metaphorical movement of memories. Moving away from the traditional film-making techniques I wanted to create something abstract using phenomenological methods, influenced by Andrei Tarkovsky’s Polaroid’s taken in Russia and Italy, to create something poetic and delicate but at the same time perhaps having a melancholy quality.
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