Speculative Memories

SPECULATIVE MEMORIES is a practice-based experimental design project that explores memory, experience and alternate futures through an auto-ethnographic framework of personal and public spheres. The personal exploration of memory is investigated through the curation, repetition, and distortion of autobiographical memories. The exploration of public memory incorporates the subtractions and addition of dimensionality, in considering the possibilities of the virtual.

Being surrounded by personal family objects and an environment associated with my past, has provoked the development of a thematic in my creative practice. This has manifested as an inspired need to better understand the construction of memory, and visualize permutations of memory in the future.

My response has been to engage in a self-initiated design exploration of memory, and undertake multiple practice-based experiments that examine distortions and manifestations of memory and speculate in the possibilities offered by the virtual to personal and public memory.