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Artist Statement for CURA300 Studio Practices

Title:

“The best years of your life”, they said, 2014 (film installation: projected film, vintage wooden school desk and chairs)

Artist’s Statement:

The concept for this piece initially transpired following the provocation of an involuntary memory within the artist’s consciousness on encountering a pair of discarded plimsolls pendulating in an exposed tree. The unwanted memories of her old school days led to the artist developing a film installation with the addition of recognisable classroom furniture with the intention of providing the viewer with a sense of familiarity, nostalgia and phenomenological perception. With an existing interest in physically demonstrating the passing of time and how experiences can affect an impressionable child into adulthood the artist uses semiotics which are open to audience interpretation.

Helanie Moore, "The best years of your life", they said, 2014. Photograph by Helanie Moore
Helanie Moore, “The best years of your life”, they said, 2014. Photograph by Helanie Moore