Wright, Terence (2010) Drawn from Memory: reminiscing, narrative and the visual image. International Journal Computers in Healthcare, 1 (2). pp. 144-160. [Journal article]
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A brief review of Marcel Proust's views on art, photography and memory, as expressed in his A la recherche du temps perdu (1913-1927), sets the scene for a discussion of the value of photographs for reminiscing in the context of computer-based visual narratives. The paper examines three video interviews produced by the author for interactive flexible narrative programmes: 'NM2: new media for a new millennium' (Wright, 2007) and 'The Drogheda Viaduct' a Fusion Irish cross-border digital media project. The clips demonstrate different approaches to reminiscing including personal reminiscences, social memory and a diachronic method of relating the past. The discussion considers how personal memory relates to cultural memory, how the 'objects of memory' can be drawn upon and how they are recounted. Thus, the function of photographic-based images as memory aids, or as stimuli for reminiscing, is placed in the context of the narratives that can be constructed around the image.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment|
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Art and Design Research Institute|
Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Conflict
|Deposited By:||Professor Terence Wright|
|Deposited On:||02 Mar 2011 00:04|
|Last Modified:||18 Apr 2012 12:26|
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