My work is concerned with the complexity and unreliability of memory, in particular the intangible, interconnected processes of remembering and forgetting. This project emerged from a series of walks around my local area, noting memories triggered by what I observed. I became fascinated by the notion of memory slippage, that an abandoned chair could make me think about having missed someone’s birthday. It evolved into a study of the fine line between forgetting just enough and forgetting too much. With this meander through my remembered lapses I examine the intricacy and fragility of memory. I’d like to encourage reflection on how a scene can trigger an unrelated memory, and of how forgetting is an invisible yet significant part of life.
Hazel Bingham • Sarah Gallear • Karen Gregory • Tanya Keane • Philip Sliney • Rob Townsend • Selina Wallace • Jane Weinmann • Veronica M Worrall •