The use of a plastic lens to replicate the aesthetic of the remembered image
Hill, V. (2009) The use of a plastic lens to replicate the aesthetic of the remembered image. In: Xiao, Y., Amon, T. and Kommers, P., eds. (2009) IADIS International Conference CGVCVIP 2009 (part of MCCSIS 2009). IADIS Visual Communication Conference, Portugal, 19th-22nd June 2009, pp. 319-323. ISBN 978-972-8924-84-3
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This paper is concerned with the concepts of memory, dreamscape and the unconscious, including those put forward by Carl Jung and James Sully and seeks to ascertain whether it is possible to create a pictorial representation of those through the medium of plastic or 'toy' cameras. That the ideas or memories held within the unconscious are submerged under the consciousness of an individual suggests the notion of something that is elusive or incompletely visualised, a momentary recollection of a half remembered scence. These images often present themselves as isolated snapshots, lacking in precise detail, with the peripheral edges largely hazy and undefined.