Mirthe HamelinkPhotography, Film & the Digital Breda
The Beauty of Transience
From an early age, I have been interested in the preservation of my memories. From photos to small mementos, I kept everything. Eventually, after more than ten years, I had a box full of things to commemorate happy days, half of which I no longer remember. When I realized that despite my memorabilia my memories are slowly fading, my curiosity was sparked about how memory works in relation to our specific memories.
Through this artist’s book I aim to communicate how vulnerable our memory is and that we often take it for granted, especially in this age of mobile phones when we can capture everything we experience. Do we remember our experiences differently by photographing everything? And what if the photo fails or is lost? Will we lose the memory as well?