Heather ParnellTwo Worlds2010
"I’ve been wondering if it is possible to put the present and the past in the same shelving space, both worlds existing in parallel, using memorabilia and everyday objects as the metaphors for these remembered and lived experiences. My shelves at home do this, there are objects dotted around my kitchen that are part of my past life, and new things that have a place in this recent one. Putting the cocoons in a space with real objects is an exploration of how to present  the here and now, in relation to a past that exists only in memories. Here, now and then."

 

Heather Parnell
Two Worlds
2010

"I’ve been wondering if it is possible to put the present and the past in the same shelving space, both worlds existing in parallel, using memorabilia and everyday objects as the metaphors for these remembered and lived experiences. My shelves at home do this, there are objects dotted around my kitchen that are part of my past life, and new things that have a place in this recent one. Putting the cocoons in a space with real objects is an exploration of how to present  the here and now, in relation to a past that exists only in memories. Here, now and then."

Sunday Feb 16 01:03pm
I suddenly realised that if other people felt as I did then I’d got the solution. Here were things which could create anew the whole fun, colour, charms, nonsense and even bitterness of everyone’s past. Patrick Murray Wednesday Apr 10 07:31am

MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

-Edinburgh



 Created by Patrick Murray (1908 - 1981). He was an avid collector and hoarder, and his own childhood mementoes increasingly began to trigger all sorts of memories and feelings about childhood, prompting the idea of a museum to preserve and celebrate children’s culture.

  There were many displays of objects grouped together, in categories such as Play, Food, Education, juxtaposed in order to provoke association and memories among viewers, just like the original Wunderkammer.

   The whole museum was a big inspiration for me, mostly because of the shared feeling of nostalgia between myself, Murray, and visitors to the museum. It made me realise that the memory loss from childhood is a universal one; something everyone experiences and can relate to, something everyone can relate to. Museums like this one are popular as they allow people to regress and recall memories they had once forgotten.

Wednesday Apr 10 07:24am
Heather ParnellTwo Worlds2010
"I’ve been wondering if it is possible to put the present and the past in the same shelving space, both worlds existing in parallel, using memorabilia and everyday objects as the metaphors for these remembered and lived experiences. My shelves at home do this, there are objects dotted around my kitchen that are part of my past life, and new things that have a place in this recent one. Putting the cocoons in a space with real objects is an exploration of how to present  the here and now, in relation to a past that exists only in memories. Here, now and then."

Heather Parnell
Two Worlds
2010

"I’ve been wondering if it is possible to put the present and the past in the same shelving space, both worlds existing in parallel, using memorabilia and everyday objects as the metaphors for these remembered and lived experiences. My shelves at home do this, there are objects dotted around my kitchen that are part of my past life, and new things that have a place in this recent one. Putting the cocoons in a space with real objects is an exploration of how to present  the here and now, in relation to a past that exists only in memories. Here, now and then."

Monday Mar 18 11:25am

Heather Parnell - working with traces of personal objects with associative memory

Monday Mar 18 11:21am
multiple layers of photos, with the face torn out

multiple layers of photos, with the face torn out

Monday Mar 18 10:45am
Rubin, Wetzler and Nebes

MEMORY CHANGES WITH AGE; the temporal distribution of autobiographical memories across the lifespan, as modelled by Rubin, Wetzler and Nebes (1986), is separated into three components:

1. Childhood or infantile amnesia

2. The retention function (recency effect)

3. The reminiscence bump

Infantile amnesia concerns memories from very early childhood, before age 6; very few memories before age 3 are available.

The retention function is the recollection of events in the first 20 to 30 years in an individual’s life. This results in more memories for events closest to the present, a recency effect.

Finally, there is the reminiscence bump occurring after around age 40, marked by an increase in the retrieval of memories from ages 10 to 30.

Monday Mar 18 09:39am
Essay on theories of Infantile Amnesia, Patricia J. Bauer

Autobiographical memory researchers are unsure as to WHY we do not remember much from the first few years of our lives. Bauer’s theory is that the development of the brain at those early stages means that memories formed at ages 0 - 8 are forgotten more easily and quickly.

Monday Mar 18 09:33am
Max Ernst

Frottage - taking rubbings of different surfaces and combining them to make something new

Max Ernst

Frottage - taking rubbings of different surfaces and combining them to make something new

Monday Mar 18 09:29am
Episodic Memories

ENCODED (information changed into memory) : receiving, processing and combining of information - object and interpretation into MONOPRINT

STORED (retaining the memory) : creation of a permanent record of encoded information - monoprint into SCULPTURE

RETRIEVED (to our consciousness) : stored information is recalled in response to something - sculpture into OUTCOME

plan of action…

Monday Mar 18 09:26am
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