Half asleep, winded losses : a visual survey on photography, memory and meaning
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As!Henry! Bergson! points! out,!memory!images! that!we! have! stored!in! our! minds! throughout!our!lives! trigger!our!past!experiences!and!help! form! the! moment! we! live! in. This! thesis! is! an! attempt! to challenge! my! perception! about! the! issues! that! are! bodily disturbing! for! me! in! my! memories.! It! is! related!with! the!level!of!intimacy!and! the!blurred!line!between!private!and! public!that!makes!me!uncomfortable.!This!thesis!explores!this!point!through! a! photo]text! project! consisting of different! sets! of! photographs! that! trigger! my!own!memories!through!wandering!on!the!body!and!outside. The!project!aims!to!activate!in!the!viewer!an!inner!journey!with the!help!of! close]up!body!images!and!photographs!taken!outside.!These!images,!which! come from!different!time,!space!and!bodies, are!grouped!into!sets!that!form! new! wholes.! These! visual! sets! are! accompanied! by! lines! from! various! unpublished!poems!in!order!to!simulate!the!audience!to!activate!them!with! their!own!memories and!create!new!readings.