This series of cut, folded and otherwise manipulated photographs of my travels in Newfoundland reflects on how memories are shaped. What happens when we remember a past event? How accurate are our memories? This work plays with the idea of memory retrieval. According to scientists, the elements of past memories are stored in the brain separately. Recalling old events - remembering - means finding the old pathways and assembling the memory back together in a process known as pattern completion. Starting with digital collages of two or more images, I progressed to making folds of actual prints, photographing them again and further layering the images. The result is a playful metaphor on how our memory can be manipulated by ourselves or by external impulses. .
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