Cynefin (habitat), that area where we feel we belong, the
immediate environment, the surroundings which impress
themselves upon us in the formative years between five and fifteen. -Mike Pearson and Michael Shanks, Theatre/ Archeology, (New York : Routledge, 2001)
The exhibition explores themes of childhood memories, family folklore and the impossibility of repeating any single moment in time. I am exploring these ideas while utilizing images of the forest I grew up next to, and merging memories with dreams and fairytales. The forest represents the memories that are always persistent but are constantly changing and shifting under my feet, despite my best effort to record the ‘truth’.
Gallery participants are asked to use a flashlight and explore the space, the shadows, the lights and their own memories.