Landscape and Memory

Landscape and Memory | Dolomiti Series, 2018

Photo print on thread installation

Landscape and Memory explores the common link in human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. Exploring the parallels of the landscape, as the embodied mind and memory, and landscape as a physical place. Simon Schama posits that ‘landscape is the work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock.’ Landscapes are the nucleus of our intangible values that form our very existence, consisting of both individual and collective memories.

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The use of thread acts as a metaphor, mapping the memories, as the medium offers connotations and visual representation of space and time. Like neurons mapping and forming connections in the brain. Furthermore, the work draws upon the societal and historical relationship of the material with femininity.

 

 

 

 

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