You can’t wrap your arms around a memory

Paula Piotrowska

Description

You can’t wrap your arms around a memory draws a parallel between the decay of the human mind – specifically the challenges of dementia, a terminal degenerative neurological condition – and the decay of buildings in a dilapidated state. It is concerned with representing memories, the passing of time and sites of vacancy.

You can’t wrap your arms around a memory is based on interviews with an elderly nun from an Irish convent, in which she retells stories from her life that are in the process of being forgotten. Influenced by the ideologies proposed in Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space, the work is constructed upon some of the nun’s daily activities as well as buildings mentioned in the stories from her past.

Details
Title

You can’t wrap your arms around a memory

Year

2017

Creator

Paula Piotrowska

Medium

Moving Image

Form

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Genre

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Subject

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Language

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Duration

00:12:06

Original format

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Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Paula Piotrowska

Artist website

https://vimeo.com/paulapiotrowskaartist

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/218266466