Memory Traces

Memory Traces, takes a poetic look at loss and denial and the creation and dissolution of meaning. It was in large part inspired by the paradox within representation, identified by Julia Kristeva when she wrote, “…loss, bereavement, and absence trigger the work of the imagination and nourish it permanently as much as they threaten it and spoil it…” In the course of developing Memory Traces, I asked myself: What causes meaning to break down and how can one represent this? Literature, history, theoretical writings, fairytales, and mythology provided the raw materials for this work.

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