The Ephemeral Nature of Memory

Artist statement

The Ephemeral Nature of Memory follows one concept in three stages: Stage I : Pure Memory,  Stage II : Remained and Stage III : There is no there. Each stage includes a body of work, which represents a stage in memory. The intention is for the viewer to look beyond the subject of the images, to the process, which reveals something altogether new in form and perception. 

Polaroid photographs are central to each stage. Polaroid film evokes feelings of privacy and preciousness, nostalgia, and the realization that the image is unique and not recreatable. Thus, it can evoke private memories and feelings. 

Stage I : Pure Memory

Stage I : Pure Memory
Instant photographic film, Polaroid
Variable dimensions
2020

Stage II : Remained

Stage II : Remained
Instant photographic film, Polaroid, wood
Variable dimensions
2020

Stage III : There is no there

Stage III : There is no there
sculpture, wood, foam, matt board
47”x57”
2020

©2019 by CHADCHOM CHESKHUN