The title “Screen Memories” refers to Freud’s term for the substitution of certain significant memories by others of a more mundane, seemingly less significant nature.The work plays on the imaginations inclination to contextualise or reconstitute memory as the real,or actual, is suffused with the imagined, or fictional, into the deceptive guise of history. “Real” film and video footage (recordings representing memories of my own experience) is combined with “found” footage (recordings representing somebody else’s experience) and staged or re-created footage to create an amorphous narrative structure of remembrance and loss. Loops and repetition create slippages in the continuum of narrative time. Sound floats in, out, and around the space from 6 speakers. It creates associations with different visual images, then breaks away from them as seemingly the same sound is repeated with a different image.
Sample from geist installation (stereo mix from 8 channel surround sound installation - 4mins 28sec)