Memoir is a moving image work about dream, loss, and memory. The video consists of three fragmentary super 8 films, which include one found family video. 

In the work I create a relation between present and past through objects, physical materials and intimate places left behind. I am wandering in different locations: my own house, a river nearby, a labyrinth, and the ruins of the abandoned factory once owned by my parents. I am passing through mirrors, falling into dreams and light-reflections, while wearing one of my dead mother's dresses, which, together with the places, are the last things still connected to her image. 

The darkroom practice physically represents the act of remembering and imagining through materials that are part of our past.

Andrée Green, from the book 'The Dead Mother':

‘ The dream remains a paradigm because it is the model for the whole of our work...the importance of the dream is closely linked to the importance of the concept of representation because, once again, what I think is most important is the dream representation, the thing which repeat itself in the absence of the object... the mind has the capacity to bring something back again which has been related to an object, without the object being there.’

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