The most important quality of our memory is the subjective ability to forget, meaning to determine what is important and what is not. This regeneration of memory allows us to reorganize lived and stored experience and thus to see things anew and differently, from a different perspective. In so doing, we essentially define our own frame of reference and thus ourselves. One cause of an identity crisis may be the person’s inability to work with these prisons in a flexible manner.
Photographs are basically external storage for experience: people do not remember things because they photograph them.
Reproducing something in a photograph means banning or hiding the real thing. In incorporating physical matter (colored sand) into my photographs, I am attempting to reconstruct (metaphorically) a direct relationship with reality. I am trying, in this picture, to activate physical experience and thus to consciously question the replacement of direct relationships by their images.