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Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, by Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer's mixed media collection, Time Spent That Might Otherwise Be Forgotten, is a poignant blend of nostalgia and new. The original images were taken during Meyer's childhood in rural New Jersey, she has added hand-embroidered patches of pixelization. The images draw attention to the difference between those childhood memories, their historic moment, and the present, in this case represented by the pixels. It's a fascinating pairing - the old film prints, and the digital media pixel - definitely raises ideas about evolution, the movement of time, and the changing of memories/life itself. Of course, linked to this, and inherent to the pixel, is the idea of distortion. Distortion of memory, in this case indicated by the distortion of the actual images themselves.

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