Film professor and author Carol J. Clover once wrote: “visual images stay with us long after the niceties of plot have faded.” For me, memory is formed and driven by the primacy of imagery over story. As I see it and experience it, memory is not merely a series of episodic stories tied together to form a coherent narrative. Rather, it is more process than object, a seemingly endless collage of images pulsing in and out of focus. Often these memories rely heavily on other recollections and particular images to provide a context and bring events into focus.
This interdependency of images is an idea I explore in my video art. I use individual frames to construct a larger piece that creates an ambient--even hypnotic--experience for the viewer. My work explores memory not only through multiple images but also through the space between the images. I use this negative space in not only an aesthetic and organizational way but also to mimic the ways in which memory is fragmentary and incomplete, leaving us with the pieces and images out of which we make and remake the past.