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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2012 (PC020403.08) ➔ Weather Systems and Fly-catcher Memories


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Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)
Chelsey Morell (photographer)


July 12 2012


Memory is an illusive and tantalizing construct; it’s both palpable and amorphous, present and absent, a communal activity and also an intensely private one. It is of the past and, at the same time, can only be accessed through the present, and because of this it is full of mistranslations. Some may think it is impractical to be lost once in while in history, but there are also benefits, beyond conscious understanding, to knowing intimately why certain memories stick and how gaps and inconsistencies and the accumulation of these ruptures effect how we view the present and how we interact with others, who have their own accumulations of and relationships to what has come before. 



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