Mnemonic Tectonics: Constructing Space through Memory and Ritual
Architecture can offer spaces in which memories are born, remembered and re-enacted. This display follows the journey of a Dublin family moving from their life-long home to two new homes, one for the parents, another for a daughter and her new husband. A method of meaningful place-making is pursued through an architecture based on memory and social ritual.
Generic domestic space becomes a landscape of psychological significance, imbued with the past lives of its future occupants, yet ready to be appropriated as a new start.
A triptych of films charts the past home, enduring present lives and future spaces of the family. This anachronistic group faces each other as contemporaries in an introverted viewing space of reflection and layering. The object is conceived as a zoetrope, an early precursor to film, but one where
the persistence of vision is replaced by the endurance
Camera, Editing & Sound: Ealiona ard na Geise teo – Genevieve McGill, Phillip McMahon
Advisor: Michael Colgan