Memories Fade and become distorted

 Triptych used in my memories Newspaper design - Anthony Prothero 2018

Triptych used in my memories Newspaper design - Anthony Prothero 2018

 
 Original image that was then made into fading triptych above - Anthony Prothero 2018

Original image that was then made into fading triptych above - Anthony Prothero 2018

Iv'e taken influence from both my Memoryscapes work from last module as well as work by artists such as Daniel Shea, who use multiple images in sequence to convey narrative. I wanted to show in a more literal/graphic sense how memories 'fade' or become distorted over time. Being quite worried about constructing an image that looked cheesy or cliche, I made this triptych which actually I was very happy with immediately. I have always been a fan of the triptych and whilst working on this series I have been reading David Campany's new book  which is a series of conversations with photographers about their practise. Since Informing contexts I have found reading 'in-conversations' far easier than big bulky texts. I started to read one conversation with Daniel Blaufuks, and something he said regarding the singular image affirmed my decision to keep this triptych in the series. 

"Memories are so much more complex than a single vision" (Blaufuks, 21)

I'm aware Blaufuks was referring to the singular image rather than a body of work to convey a project idea but taking that literally, to me at the time I was thinking about whether to include this or not was something helpful to read. 

Bibliography

Campany, D. (2018). SO PRESENT, SO INVISIBLE. 1st ed. Rome: CONTRASTO, pp.17-43.