CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Frames of Mind: Photography, Memory and Identity

Patricia Marcella Anwandter, University of Pennsylvania

Division: Humanities; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences

Dept/Program: Visual Studies

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Colette Copeland

Date of this Version: 26 April 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.



From "Introduction": Through my sculptural installation, "Frames of Mind," I have sought to explore the themes concerning the dynamic construction of memory. What do we choose to remember and how do we reinforce it? Who are we in relationship to who we were? Working with a collection of over five hundred images accumulated throughout my life, I have reinvestigated the images and their interrelationship with one another. Through the dynamic form of the installation and the subtlety of the images, the piece seeks to encourage active engagement of the viewer, as he or she is constantly shifting his or her perspective in relationship to the images, selecting which images to attend to, and how to instill these fragmented impressions with the meaning of a unified experience.



Suggested Citation

Anwandter, Patricia Marcella, "Frames of Mind: Photography, Memory and Identity" 26 April 2006. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania,

Date Posted: 01 September 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.




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