Memories, they are a resource I often draw upon.
I wonder though, what classes as an “Atefact” or what can I make my archive from?
As one of my resource types, I wanted to challenge the meaning of the word: ‘an object made by hand’. I have much personal history trapped in photograph form. Could a photograph be an artefact? I personally think it could be, if the photograph had strong meaning or if something in the photograph was of cultural or historical interest. Although I will not use photographs as a basis for this entire project, I may use them at times.
Here is an example:
This is a photograph of a scarf I lost a few years ago. It has both historical and cultural aspects. Given to me by my aunt in Paris, it had been passed down in her family. I could use the images I have of it, to trace its history. Thus this is an example of where photographs can help with a point of research. I have no way of accessing the real thing, having lost it. But through imagery I have more chance of being able to find out more about it. This will be documented in a separate blog post.