Famed neurologist Oliver Sacks described the need for memory as a need for identity. He explains that imaginative memory can be understood as a subconscious process that fills in memory gaps in the absence of external verification in efforts to meet that need for identity. This earlier series was inspired by my interest in learning about the enactment of imagination and memory through photographic traces. I visually examined this by both physically and digitally re-working my German family archives I identified with and completely giving way to my imaginative reading of them.
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