Thursday, July 9, 2009


Going back to ‘memory’ (see 'Masking' post). I am interested in how we ‘story’ our world. If I think back – to childhood say – I tend to recall some key moments. Usually they have an emotional connection – delight, apprehension, frustration… They are more like mental snapshots than a rolling film or continuous narrative. Linked together these shape my apprehension of myself and become my story. Because relatively little is fore-grounded and much remains untouched, there is a sense in which I am selectively fictioning my life.

If my memories have a comparatively static quality, my dreams are full-on film.

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