"Deceptive (memories)" is exploring how one can retrieve a blocked memory or at least consciously create a "false" replacement of that memory. It is part of my doctoral research project at Hasselt University and PXL-MAD School of Arts in Hasselt, Belgium, which is funded by the Special Research Fund (BOF) of Hasselt University (BOF21DOC04).
How do we remember heirlooms that we can no longer find but that had great significance for their former owners? What do these memories say about the subjective value of objects? And how does the memory of others influence our own memory? All this is the subject of "Deceptive (memories)". In this work I go in search of the lost past.
The garnet rings shown here are based on the memories of a family heirloom. These memories - visualised here in gold and garnets - emerged in conversations with different people. All the rings are reminiscent of the same heirloom, and yet they are all different.