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False Memory

Eliza Bennett

Eliza Bennett

Eliza Bennett, Passage, 2019, Books (paper, ink), Courtesy of the Artist © The Artist

The tangible act of committing landscape to memory is reflected here. Inspired by the dog eared corners of the books in her studio, Passage represents how most current forms of communication work by singling information out and displacing it from its original context. Taking the form of a map or graph, Passage is composed of multiple books lined up, side by side, the same repetitive process applied to each individual unit. Their page corners folded one onto another. The co-dependency of its aggregate parts culminate in a continual, rhythmic line that represents a journey. It is fragile yet kinetic, like the movement of a heart rate monitor signalling a lifeline. Passage simultaneously questions the human trace left upon landscape and how the landscapes we inhabit leaves a trace on our memory. Bennett has recently graduated with a Master’s in fine art and lives and works in Staffordshire.