Our experience of the world is always through the limited viewfinder of our attention.
“The processes of memory are inherently linked to those of attention. Without the focus of attention, information will not be encoded into our working memory, much less integrated into our autobiographical memory. Our experience of the world is always through the limited viewfinder of our attention.” - Patricia Marcella Anwandter
Although there isn't really a way for me to completely describe why this text caught my eye, certainly the last line talking about how our exepreinces of the world are limited to what we can focus on. This focus isn't talking about the focus we talk about in terms of the lens on the camera but the focus of our brain.
I have a very short attention span, which some say is to do with my Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia. My short term memory is very bad. However my long term memory is very good and I remember the smallest details from what Jeff Wall calls 'occurrences' that took place years ago.
Perhaps in the development of what my work currently is about there is something by way of a comment on my own attention to detail and the occurrences that I remember as a child. I am now questioning my methods to date with this work and thinking how I am to illustrate this fact.