Cambridge School of Art

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Sam Robbins
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‘At the Edge of Memory’ is a collection of hand printed photopolymer images accompanied by home video footage. The project serves as a visual reimagining of the landscape of my memory and its disruption through the acknowledgement and discovery of troubled family history. The project reflects on my families move from Wisconsin, USA, to England when I was very young and the desire of my parents to protect the following generation from the tribulations of the past.

The purpose of this body of work is to look back on the past and consider how the term ‘Postmemory’ can help explain the affects that discovering my mother’s experiences in particular has had on my own notion of memory, my appreciation of my childhood, my experience of culture, and my sense of home, all of which now reside within the realm of the uncanny in some way.

Image Title: At the Edge of Memory

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