Previous Acts of Remembering
Project info

Previous Acts of Remembering was created while examining the contemporary understanding of the relationship between memory, the malleable mind, and the physicality of a photograph. Because photography is a representation of the past, it is inherently tied to memory.

However, two decades of studies on memory and the mind have revealed that the human brain collects and recollects memories differently than a camera would. In fact, our memories are always in flux – they are never the same and often evolve drastically over time, depending on a variety of factors, which include how often we revisit the same memory and what emotions are experienced during the remembrance. Within this body of work, each piece represents what we now know memory to be – fragments of time that are modified and decayed with each act of remembering.