Michelle Caron-Pawlowsky

Re-collection, 2020

Re-collection (working title) is a series that examines the ways in which we reconstruct memories over time. Drawing on psychological memory studies, this project looks at how memories are stored in parts and later recreated when they are needed, subject to change at each instance of being remembered. Re-collection explores the sentimental value of objects with histories both known (belonging to the artist or loved ones) and unknown (found at flea markets or estate sales), and recreates memories never previously photographed by constructing new iterations for the camera. This series considers themes of sentimentality, (re)constructed narratives, and vulnerability, as well as the subjective and fallible nature of truth inherent to the photographic medium.

They are so proud to be walking in the parade