Neuroscientists researching the function of memory theorise that each time a person attempts to recall a memory, the information is generated as a new concept, as opposed to being accessed from a pre-existing store. This suggests that memories are vulnerable to alteration and embellishment. It may be impossible for us to generate a memory without it becoming tainted or misrepresented.
The work I make illustrates this theory. I collect photographs and footage of instances of light in spaces which then become the foundations for prints and drawings. From one image or photograph, I can create an indefinite amount of
Due to the unregimented nature of the technique, it is highly unlikely that an identical replica could be produced. This can result in hundreds of idiosyncratic reincarnations of a single image, as well as the smeared and ruined original images - mirroring the tainting of original memory.