Recollections of Katrina

2007

Recollections of Katrina: A Visual Exploration of the Subjectivity of Memory attempts to provide an alternative understanding of the human cognitive process by transforming ‘memory’ into tangible forms, inviting representation of a complex and metamorphosing phenomenon. The work is based on data from interviews with Baltimore residents concerning their memories of Hurricane Katrina. In order to represent both common and distinct memories, those that were abstract and generic were accentuated and enlarged, while those more specific and individual were isolated and minimized. The phenomenon of memory is transformed into visual images to which outside viewers can respond: reality congeals around common cores, and distorts when filtered by subjective perception.