Memory Lines is a piece that explores involuntary memory and its relation to sensory stimuli in the external environment. Lines are suspended across the space, each line acting as a trigger that reveals an assortment of memories when touched, changing dependent on pressure and placement. The memories unfurl through distorted, dictaphone recordings fragmented into loops so as to never reveal the full memory. In this way, memory becomes abstracted and entangled within the space; the recollection of a cyclone for example, could be alluding to a pattern or texture in the environment, or a life event. Photographs line the perimeter of the space, depicting textures, objects, patterns and shapes in the material environment; potential triggers for memory retrieval.
This piece was made over the course of a few days on a scholarship at The Field Kitchen Academy 2020.
Performer: Charlotte Colemant