Do You Remember? (2020)
Do You Remember? is a video made from still photographs I had taken during my daily hour walk. I have fond memories of the walk from when I was a small child; I used to go with my Mother and Father a lot and we called it ‘The Rabbit Walk’. It was interesting to photograph it within the quarantine period, comparing this to early childhood memories of it. As seen from the video, the route made its way through a single lane road past farms, through some fields by a river which entered to local woodland. Bird-song played as the images moved. A short walk but deeply satisfying that provided warmth in my heart. Interspersed on some of the stills were wavering thoughts, contemplating both memory and what I was seeing. Questions regarding current circumstances and values were raised, initiating that we return to a ‘tenderness’ in a life I remember from being a child. A return to loving and giving was sparked by these walks through nature, reminding me of this delicacy. Less is more; have less, give more, be kind to one another. In order to deal with a dispassionate world, we must be extremely compassionate towards others.