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The Loft

Emily Bryant


Working with a family archive of found materials dating back to pre 1900, I set out to explore the idea of how memories are fragile and how photographs act as catalysts to remember. My interest in conversational memory and oral history inspired me to collect recordings from family members to see how remembrance differs from person to person after looking at items in the collection, whether that was books, photographs, films or objects. These responses inform my material interventions into the archive. By engraving images on to mirrored and transparent materials I want to highlight how fragile memories are and how often, only a traces of memories are left behind.