The Memory of War (Caldewgate 1991 -2015)
The Pollyanna principle indicates that certain individuals remember pleasant memories as opposed to unpleasant ones. While people across Europe were being bombed, starved, murdered, tortured and raped there were stories of happiness within such a horrible time. These stories of happiness were some of the only memories to stay with my Gran until the day she died.
The Memory of War explores the relationship between text, narrative and image. With opposing contexts enquiries are made into a correlation between public and private memory and the notion of a default memory within Dementia.