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The memory palace : scale, mnemonics and the moving image

Wilson, Shaun P.(Shaun Paul) 2005 , 'The memory palace : scale, mnemonics and the moving image', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This research project explores themes of remembrance, place and identity from
ideas established by philosophers such as Cicero, Quintilian and Proust, and
scholars including Susan Stewart, Michael Perlman and Francis Yates.
These perspectives are developed into a body of artwork created from miniatures
and video that reference autobiographical memories of my father's stay and
passing in a palliative care hospice. Particular narratives are translated through still
and moving images by constructing a Memory Palace through a video installation.
The display of artwork creates a mnemonic relationship that is supported by the
philosophical perspectives and contentions established throughout the
The contributions of contemporary artists Ricky Swallow, Janet Cardiff, Jake and
Dinos Chapman, John Timberlake, Thomas Hirschorn and Michael Ashkins are
examined in relation to the nature of the project and its contribution to
contemporary art.
The outcomes of the project are two-fold. Firstly, the body of artwork will
demonstrate a link between scale and memory. Secondly, the written exegesis
informs the artwork by establishing historical and philosophical perspectives
relevant to the project.

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Wilson, Shaun P.(Shaun Paul)
Keywords: Mnemonics, Art, Modern, Art, Modern, Memory in art, Imagery (Psychology)
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Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Tasmania, 2005. Includes bibliographical references

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