Memory Landscapes: A Visual Memoir

An introduction to this project is here. A sample photograph with live associative memory linkages is  here.
These images are part of my work in progress, “Memory Landscapes,” a feminist visual memoir. I am re-engaging with the memories of my life, creating an autobiographical visual memoir, expressing the poetics of non-linear time. Memories are filtered, by who we are now, who we were then, and what has happened in between. We view our past through layers of memories, and the past is everything that happened except this moment. Memory Landscapes will eventually be an iPad app that creates an aesthetic of time and memory.

The iPad's technical possibilities allow me to create an aesthetic of memory, reflecting the way that memories in the brain are a series of contingent associations. If you tap an image within the picture, it can link to another image, voice, or text, and these links can continue on. So you can have an aesthetic of memory, associations, connections and layers. Like our memories, the associations and connections can change.  I'm creating an experience modeled on the way we live in our memories.

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