This final major project has involved a series of stages that have brought together various aspects of my identity. Firstly, the active processes of preservation and reworking of images was a significant part of the process to demonstrate how memory and postmemory works. Through working with old physical photographs, I came to realise that an important part of my process was to preserve the image. I did this through creating visual copies which were then digitally archived. In addition to this archival process, I felt the inclination to leave my own stamp on the image through digital editing. Delaying the deterioration and changing the course of the narrative to a new direction.
What images go with each other and why?
During the conversations with Sue, an element of editing took place whilst talking and looking at various objects. Some were picked up and looked at briefly then moved to one side to make way for something that had triggered a story or a stronger memory. This was the first edition that took place. Next once I had gathered all the material I wished to use in this investigation there was another edit as to what I should print. This was quite a tight edit as the financial factor also took place then. I shall talk about the finances of the project in another post later on.
Arts of Memory technique in the gallery (Map on the wall). I’m thinking about using the map from the back of my grandfathers bible as a vinyl wall graphic at the exhibition. I want to adopt more of a contemporary feel tot he show where there are layers and different levels of work to consume. One thing I have really learnt about so far is talking to various printers about possible outcomes is about print sizes and pixels etc which I never realised was different to that of photography sizes and dimensions.