International Youth Design Exhibition, Beijing
Memories warm you up from the inside but they also tear you apart — Part I
The new work is a collection that reflects my understanding of what memories are and how it is that we remember them. I believe that the past is equally as important as the present to such an extent that it can influence our future. This work is the being of a continuing process. As time progresses I will extend the collection to contain work that expresses new memories. By doing this, by creating something, I am creating a device through which I can use to deal with getting older. It’s a means for me to communicate and manifest my memories, to give them a form that can be reinterpreted and reflected upon.
Nothing is ever lost to time as long as it is remembered. But how we remember is a question in its own right, and do we remember correctly? For instance, chronology is often mixed and aspects of memories are remembered out of sequence. Some memories are so powerful that I experience them more vividly than the reality around me, others I allow to dull and fade in attempt to forget. However, no matter how dark I cast a memory in my mind they are inevitably brightened with the right stimulus, an unfortunate consequence of experiencing the world.