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False Memory

Rossanne Pellegrino

Rossanne Pellegrino uses embroidery on photography, photo transfer and Polaroid manipulation to explore the outcome and influences of memory, particularly its transient nature. She is influenced by age, culture, experience, and location as impacts that affect recollection. In this series, Pellegrino began documenting boxes of family photographs and changing their stories by adding geometric shapes and technicoloured hues with needle and thread. She is interested in the notion that these photographed memories could be reshaped and reimagined to make slightly different versions of themselves. Using embroidery as interventions, Pellegrino creates surreal scenes in which the overall effect is often far removed from the true origins. The artworks are an assortment of true historical accounts, intentional false memories and whimsical interpretations of what could have been. It also highlights how closely our memory and imaginations work together. 

Rossanne Pellegrino, Cool Rider from the series Strange New World, 2018, Embroidery and pigment on archival paper, Courtesy of the Artist ©Rossanne Pellegrino

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Rossanne Pellegrino, Living in the Big Smoke from the series Strange New World, 2018, Embroidery and pigment on archival paper, Courtesy of the Artist ©Rossanne Pellegrino       

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Rossanne Pellegrino, The Artist from the series Strange New World, 2018, Embroidery and pigment on archival paper, Courtesy of the Artist ©Rossanne Pellegrino

False Memory