Experiential Spaces, 'Erfahrungsräume'
The family home is often defined by the things we associate with it. These entities exist as both objects in their own right and referencepoints upon which we frame our memories. Recalling these places and the things evokes the experience of nostalgia.
In creating the space the artist experiences an emotional novelty as the installation triggers memories of a previously experienced space.
These experiential spaces are historically accurate reconstructions of childhood memories- bringing to mind questions of the accuracy of memory. Hand build sets were constructed and documented with digital photography before being deconstructed- making the place as ephemeral and intangible as one's memory. The installation is only evident in the photograph itself.
The depicted space, reconstructed from memory and imagination can lead to a new view when looking at the past.