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The art of Randy Thom

 Sound designer (FW35)

MEMORY AND FILM
ORLA RYAN
MEMORY AND FILM
The decision to look at the relationship between memory and film for this edition of Art in-Sight was in large measure to do with the slipperiness of my own memory in relation to a film project I am currently working on. The memory of an old family photograph of some of the central characters of my family walking across OConnell Bridge, Dublin taken by a street photographer circa 1932-3 has become the entrance point into a mediation on how specific historical fault lines moved through these family members. As it has turned out the photograph I had memorized in such detail for months did not exist. It was a montage of a number of photographs I finally retrieved from my motheras collection. This elusiveness marked a resonance for me with something Pat Murphy writes in this edition “memory is far too important to be left staggering under the weight of things remembered.”