Final Major Project Starting Point(s)

  Display dome with atmosphere,  circa 1880. Alexander Mourant -  https://bit.ly/2Dv5NdX

Display dome with atmosphere, circa 1880. Alexander Mourant - https://bit.ly/2Dv5NdX

This still life on it’s plinth against the black background has given me ideas surrounding the object, display on the plinth and also my grandmothers objects previously photographed in situ for My Grandmothers Cabinet of Curiosities. These items she has shown, talked about and displayed in [her] Cabinet of Curiosities is going to be the staring point for this Final Major Investigation.

Thinking about the different platforms and surfaces available, I like the idea of recording some ‘sound stories’ to accompany the still images. This int turn feels like it would lend itself to then be more of a moving image piece of work, and the idea of a revolving plinth where there is no beginning or end that there is with a still image or a cine sequence.

There is also the relationship my grandmother has to these objects where she has collected them and also collected the antiques magazines that they appear in with the amount they are worth circled for my mum and I to know where to sell them and for how much after her death - A sort of list of instructions after her death.

 Memory Palace, The White Cube Masons Yard, 2018.

Memory Palace, The White Cube Masons Yard, 2018.

Another starting point I would like to consider working towards is something informed by the ancient classical and Chinese scholars technique, “where the subject mentally places the objects to be remembered along a path through a familiar location, recalling them by retracing the journey.”

From visiting the white cube ‘Memory Palace” exhibition I’m very keen to explore wider themes of memory: Historical, Traces, Collective and sensual. These could all be explored through my living Grandmothers archive.