2007 / CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENTS, FOUND IMAGES, TYPE-600 FILM SHEETS 

Recollections of Katrina

Intended to provide an alternative understanding of the human cognitive process by transforming ‘memory’ into tangible forms, Recollections of Katrina explores the overlap between subjective and collective memory. The series attempts to create a visual diagram of memory as it affects individuals in a collective group. Based on data from interviews with Baltimore residents concerning their recent memories of Hurricane Katrina, common memories that were abstract and generic were accentuated and enlarged, reconstructed and rephotographed, while specific and individual memories were isolated and minimized, appropriated from news reports. ‘Memory’ is thus transformed into visual forms to which outside viewers can respond, congealing around common cores, and distorting when filtered by subjective perception.

 
 
 

"Common memories that were abstract and generic were accentuated and enlarged, reconstructed and rephotographed, while specific and individual memories were isolated and minimized"