Memory keeper : space claimed through remembered traces / Dagmar Andres-Dahmen.Publication details: [Auckland, N.Z. : Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design], 2010.Description: 61 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cmOther title:
- Space claimed through remembered traces
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"In partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Master of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, 2010."
Keywords: autobiographical, episodic memory, gravity, installation, process, space, structure, time.
Includes bibliographical references.
This dissertation is an enquiry into how the episodic memory influences and is represented in contemporary women’s art practice. Episodic memory contains the individual autobiographical memories of humans and refers to specific times, places or feelings and I focus on this part of long-term memory in my research. Memories shape human perception of the world and the episodic memory defines who we are. I refer to the psychological and neurological research of Henry Roediger, John Sutton, Patrick Estrade, Alan J. Parkin and Joan Gibbons, and the relationship between memory and contemporary art. In chapter two I investigate how episodic memory can influence women’s contemporary art practice and possibly its influence in feminist art aesthetics. In a discussion of feminist aesthetics and the use of episodic memory I analyse the art practices and the art works of four contemporary artists: Louise Bourgeois, Fiona Hall, Eva Hesse and Jessica Stockholder. In the final chapter I review my art practice through the period of 2009-2011 in the context of process, episodic memory and further analyses of the before mentioned women’s contemporary art practices. The structures I create have evolved from responses through an intuitive process based on the episodic memory to produce objects that activate time in a given space. The concepts of space, gravity and time are essential factors that are discussed in relation to my work and the work of other artists.