I make to remember who we are. I make to remember where we come from.
Memory is my medium.
The world is populated by approximately 7 billion people each living their personal lives amongst the rest. This leads to 7 billion moments experienced in each second, which equates to more than 221 years happening in every second on Earth as a compilation of all human experience. My work explores this idea on a smaller scale by bringing together imagery to create moments and memories that happened separately, yet simultaneously, to create communal memories that never existed.
My practice is dictated by a desire to explore and bring forth vanishing materials and processes as scaffolding to impermanent memories and current experiences of the contemporary community in contrast to previous ways of living. By utilizing fading information, the work has a physicality that brings viewers into proximity with one another lost to the current digital age.
The work acts as a record of moments that never happened. Much like a researcher I compile and collate these obsolete materials into the pieces. I hunt and gather discarded relics to be archived into my work, giving memories themselves physicality.
Memory and remembering do not always exist concurrently.
By providing a physical scaffold of memories that never occurred the audience is allowed the opportunity to participate in the act of remembering. Such remembering can be of moments the viewer has experienced or may be of memories that never occurred. Viewers are given space to confront the past and reflect on how they navigate their world.
I make to remember where we are going.