I’ve looked at Lisa Barnards work before whilst in Krakow at Photomonth last year (2017). However, this revisit is for the specific reason of looking at her additions of line and shape as overlays to her work. In this case, Barnard has drawn the drone flight paths over the top of her Images. I feel currently, there is almost at trend in contemporary art photography of sing elements of graphic design and drawing along with photographic practise, and it really interests me.
The reason for this continued investigation into the graphic elements here are based on ideas I found out about memory techniques. At The White Cube last month I saw a fascinating exhibition of work titled ‘Memory Palace’ (previously mentioned here). This title comes form ancient scholarly and chinese techniques of memory whereby objects to be remembered are placed along a geographical route familiar tot he person wanting to remember.
Thinking how I could encapsulate this Idea of the ‘geography of memory’ into my current practise surrounding my grandmothers possessions, I started to think about familiar routes taken by her and my grandfather.
My grandparents are both Christian, and have been active in the church community for their whole lives since my grandfather became a priest when he was 18 years old. They regularly (until a few years ago) went on pilgrimage to The Holy land, Israel where they would be guided by an old family friend around all the holy sites of Israel. This familiar route was one such route I thought I could incorporate into my work alongside my grandmothers possessions. I shall test out a few ideas in the coming weeks and see where this thread leads me.