Tell Me What I’m Remembering
How do we assess the reality before us when it is beyond our comprehension?Throughout childhood into adulthood, I have been reminded of random flashbacks of imagery in my head, of the memories I questioned were mine. The scenes are vague but deeply embedded causing me to live in the in-betweenness of these dream-like realities. Recently, my cousin accidentally revealed to me that I had leukaemia when I was little.The photographs are of what have remained from constantly shifting memories I have from the time. In the work, I explore the fragility, instability, and fluidity of memories.
Claire Sunho Lee
Claire Sunho Lee is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher born in Seoul. Her practice engages with seeing various meanings within one “reality” by questioning acceptable norms. She sees “normal” as what one knows based on the perspective(s) they have rather than being defined in one way or another. Lee experiments with this idea through the concept of “control and surrender” in everyday life settings and suggests new perspectives to look at the familiar.
Syringes, pills, birthday cake...... set-up photographs, which pick up bits and pieces of memories that are either their own or someone else's, approach the nature of memory itself and the impact that memory has on reality. Although this is a challenging project that deals with the subject matter of the invisible, the artist digs deep inside herself and visualizes her memories through her own unique visual language, and succeeds in gaining the viewer's sympathy. Are our occasional flashback memories really our own past? Is that perception correct? Do these memories affect the present?