Project: Located Space

This work addresses how memory and a connection to spatial places contribute to identity through use of photographic imagery taken in and around St. John’s and other places. We remember place, and can connect to the notion of location deeply. Experiences within such spaces subtly shape our personal history. Spatial memory is one of the more concise and reliable types of memory we have, and it is frequently utilized in way-finding, navigating buildings and in storing important information. And yet, memory changes over time. A mental image becomes faded, fragmented, and ultimately reconstructed each time we access it. These images of abstracted landscapes, natural and man-made, encourage imagined navigation within the space, and address how memory and connection to place contribute to identity. To remember is to imagine anew a space each time we remember an event. Ultimately, to remember is to create.