I’M SORRY, BUT I SHOULD REMEMBER YOU? Collecting and Re-collecting One’s Thoughts in Otautahi, Christchurch

A brief story of attempting to continue engagement with a city centre that was disappearing before our eyes is recounted through a series of digital images. The ‘project’ I describe is an intuitive response to living in a situation of flux where the familiar became unknown territory.

Walking place became an embodied practice to engage with shifting realities and to investigate reconnection to the local in these changing circumstances. Spaces opened up, both literally and metaphorically, provoking enquiry about time, place and belonging. Can we say history itself is disappearing? As ‘things’ change all we have is ‘in the moment’?